Top Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch top, Middle Low German topp ‘crown of the head’, ‘plait’, ‘lock of hair’, hence a nickname referring to a feature of someone’s head, perhaps baldness or a particular hairstyle. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Yiddish top ‘pot’.

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


Similar surnames: Topp, Topf, Stoop, Toy, Tropp, Cap, Trom, Hoy, Kok, Rom

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Top Family Origin

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Top Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayers Labourer

    20%
  • Brickmaker

    20%
  • Formerly Weaver

    20%
  • Gen Lab

    20%

In 1881, the most common Top occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourer. 20% of Top's were Bricklayers Labourers. A less common occupation for the Top family was Gen Lab. Bricklayers Labourer, Brickmaker and Formerly Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Top.

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Top Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, Top life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Top in 1964 was 80, and 93 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Top

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