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Topp is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Old Norse name Toppr. 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.

Topp Early Origins



The surname Topp was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Topp Spelling Variations


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Topp Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Topp has been recorded under many different variations, including Topp, Top, Toppe and others.

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Topp Early History


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Topp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Topp research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Topp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Topp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Topp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Topp 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Topp or a variant listed above:

Topp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Topp, who arrived in Maryland in 1697-1698 [1]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)

Topp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh Jos Topp, who landed in America in 1844 [1]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)
  • Johann Topp, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]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)
  • W Topp, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]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)
  • Mary Topp, who landed in Minnesota in 1877 [1]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)

Topp Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Topp U.E. who settled in Malden [Amherstburg], Essex County, Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butlers Rangers [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Topp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louisa M. Topp, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Topp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Topp (post 1700)



  • Eugene Robert Topp (b. 1932), former American football player
  • Will Topp, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • John Topp, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • E. B. Topp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1908
  • Mrs. Art Topp, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • Lawrence Robert "Laurie" Topp (1923-2017), English footballer at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Brian Topp (b. 1960), Canadian political strategist, union leader, and writer
  • Rear Admiral Erich Topp (1914-2005), German U-Boot Experten commander of World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Brigadier Charles Beresford Topp (b. 1893), Canadian Commanding Officer 17th Canadian Brigade

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Topp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Topp 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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