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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

Topp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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 [1]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, 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 (b. 1923), English former footballer
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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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.

This page was last modified on 28 November 2016 at 21:50.

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