Topp Family History

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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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Topp Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Topp name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Topp. 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


  • European Jewish


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Topp Family Origin

Where is the Topp family from?

Topp Family Occupations

What did your Topp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Topp occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Topp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Topp family was Ag Labourer. Farmer, Butcher and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Topp.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer


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

Topp Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 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 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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Topp Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Topp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Topp 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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