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Topp Name Meaning

English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr. German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’. German: variant of Dopp. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Top.

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


Similar surnames: Top, Copp, Kopp, Tapp, Hopp, Stopp, Sopp, Popp, Stoop, Tropp

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Where is the Topp family from?

You can see how Topp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Topp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Topp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Topp families living in Alabama. This was about 18% of all the recorded Topp's in the USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Topp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Topp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Topp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Topp. 28% of Topp men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Topp women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Topp were Farming and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Topp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Topp. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Topp. For the veterans among your Topp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Topp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Topp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Topp in 1952 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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