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Toppen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Toppen family


The surname Toppen 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.

Early History of the Toppen family


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Toppen Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Toppen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Toppen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toppen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Toppen, aged 30, who landed in America from New Bedford, in 1913
  • John Toppen, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Cameohetton, England, in 1914
  • John Toppen, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Cameohetton, England, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Toppen (post 1700)


  • Alle Toppen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Toppen 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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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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