Topham Family History

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Topham Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, near Snaith. The final element is probably Old English ham ‘homestead’, and the first may be an unattested personal name, Toppa (see Topp).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Popham, Tatham, Lapham, Mepham, Gorham, Upham, Gotham, Hotham, Higham

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Topham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Topham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Topham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Topham Family Origin

Where is the Topham family from?

Topham Family Occupations

What did your Topham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Topham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Topham's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Topham. A less common occupation for the Topham family was Knitter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Knitter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Topham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Topham Historical Records

What Topham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Topham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topham census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Topham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Topham. For the veterans among your Topham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Topham Life Expectancy

What is the average Topham lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Topham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Topham in 1954 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Topham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Topham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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