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Topham Early Origins



The surname Topham was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Agelthorpe of Agglethorpe, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West. "The monks of Coverham had land here, valued at 1. 6. 8. per annum; and the village, which is situated on the northern acclivity of the romantic Coverdale, is remarkable for its ancient Hall, now a farmhouse, which once belonged to the Topham family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Topham Spelling Variations


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Topham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Topham, Topam, Toppam and others.

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Topham Early History


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Topham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Topham research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1820, 1710 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Topham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Topham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Topham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Topham 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:

Topham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Topham, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1703-1704
  • William Topham, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Topham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Topham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820 with a child
  • Mr. and Mrs. Topham settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821

Topham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Topham settled in Nova Scotia with his wife and child in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Topham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Topham (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Rey Topham, American politician, Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1990; Independent American Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1994
  • John G. Topham, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Lanzarote, 1884-98
  • Thomas Topham (1702-1749), famous English strong man
  • Harry Gillespie Topham (1862-1925), English clergyman and cricketer
  • Robert Topham (1867-1931), English international footballer
  • Anthony "Top" Topham (b. 1947), English musician, and artist
  • Christopher Topham, British member of Parliament
  • Kristin Louise Topham (b. 1973), former international freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Canada
  • Arthur Topham (b. 1869), England international footballer
  • Corporal Frederick George Topham (1917-1974), Canadian who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery

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Topham Historic Events


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Topham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas Topham (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Alvaston, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ut vivas vigila
Motto Translation: Watch that you may live.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Topham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Topham 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.

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