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Tope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Tope is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes 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 surnames.

Early Origins of the Tope family


The surname Tope was first found in Lincolnshire, where the family was recorded as early as 1066.

Early History of the Tope family


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Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1580, and 1639 are included under the topic Early Tope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tope Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tope has undergone many spelling variations, including Toop, Toope, Tooppe, Toopes, Toup, Toupe, Tupe, Toowp and many more.

Early Notables of the Tope family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tope family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tope Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Silvester Tope, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Contemporary Notables of the name Tope (post 1700)


  • John Tope, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry E. Tope, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 (alternate), 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence L. Tope, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Midland County, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. A. Tope, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Graham Norman Tope CBE (b. 1943), Baron Tope, British Liberal Democrat politician, Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam (1972-1974)

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Citations


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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