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Topel Name Meaning

German (Töpel): habitational name from Töpeln near Leipzig; Bahlow also makes reference to Tepl in Bohemia and Töppeln near Gera, probably all deriving their names from Slavic topol ‘poplar’. German: from Slavic toplu ‘warm’, possibly applied as a nickname. Jewish (from Poland): from Polish topiel ‘whirlpool’.

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

Similar surnames: Toppel, Toepel, Kopel, Topol, Sobel, Apel, Vogel, Topp, Lobel

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Topel Family Origin

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Topel Family Occupations

What did your Topel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Manufacturer and Teaching In Childrens Raf Openair Conductors were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Topel. 50% of Topel men worked as a Manufacturer and 50% of Topel women worked as a Teaching In Childrens Raf Openair Conductors. Some less common occupations for Americans named Topel were Shipbuilding Draughtsman and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Manufacturer
  • Shipbuilding Draughtsman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Teaching In Childrens Raf Openair Conductors
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Topel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Topel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topel 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 870 immigration records available for the last name Topel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 888 military records available for the last name Topel. For the veterans among your Topel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Topel Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Topel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Topel in 1943 was 34, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Topel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Topel 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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