The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Tepe came from the Old Danish personal name Topi.
Many Scandinavian personal names were left in the British Isles as a legacy of the Viking raids which plagued the coastal regions of Britain from the 8th to 10th centuries, and many of these eventually became Anglo-Saxon
Early Origins of the Tepe family
The surname Tepe was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was recorded as early as 1066.
Early History of the Tepe family
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Tepe Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tepe family name include Toop, Toope, Tooppe, Toopes, Toup, Toupe, Tupe, Toowp and many more.
Early Notables of the Tepe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tepe family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tepe surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Tepe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hermann Tepe, aged 21, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Tepe (post 1700)
- William R. Tepe Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Norwood, Ohio, 1979
- W. Carl Tepe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Norwood, Ohio, 1975
- R. Edward Tepe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate; Member, Credentials Committee), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952, 1956; Mayor of Norwood, Ohio, 1948-56; Defeated, 1945