The name Toup was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. 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
Early Origins of the Toup family
The surname Toup was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was recorded as early as 1066.
Early History of the Toup family
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Toup Spelling Variations
Toup has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Toup have been found, including Toop, Toope, Tooppe, Toopes, Toup, Toupe, Tupe, Toowp and many more.
Early Notables of the Toup family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toup family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Toups to arrive on North American shores:
Toup Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michel Toup, who landed in New York in 1709 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)
Toup Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Toup, who settled in Ireland's Eye Newfoundland in 1810 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Toup (post 1700)
- Jonathan Oannes Toup (1713-1785), English philologist, classical scholar and critic