Topper Family History

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Topper Name Meaning

variant of Toepfer. habitational name from Topper, a place near Krossen, Brandenburg. possibly an occupational name from Sorbian topár ‘stoker’, or from topor ‘axe handle’.

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

Similar surnames: Stopper, Kopper, Tepper, Toppel, Tipper, Tupper, Hopper, Popper

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Topper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Topper name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Topper Family Origin

Where is the Topper family from?

Topper Family Occupations

What did your Topper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Topper family was Boilermaker On G.E.R.. The most common Topper occupation in the UK was Accountant. 3% of Topper's were Accountants. Accountant, Agr Lab and Beer Retailer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Topper.

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  • Accountant

  • Agr Lab

  • Beer Retailer

  • Boilermaker On G.E.R.


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

Topper Historical Records

What Topper family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Topper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topper 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Topper. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Topper. For the veterans among your Topper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Topper Life Expectancy

What is the average Topper lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Topper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Topper in 1946 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Topper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Topper 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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