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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.

Tope Early Origins



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

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Tope Spelling Variations


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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.

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Tope Early History


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Tope Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tope research. 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.

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Tope Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tope Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tope Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Silvester Tope 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tope (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tope (post 1700)



  • John Tope, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • Harry E. Tope, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 (alternate), 1956
  • Clarence L. Tope, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Midland County, 1956
  • C. A. Tope, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908, 1916
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Tope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tope Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 10:07.

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