The name Toupes is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and 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 Toupes family
The surname Toupes was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was recorded as early as 1066.
Early History of the Toupes family
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Toupes Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Toupes has been spelled many different ways, including Toop, Toope, Tooppe, Toopes, Toup, Toupe, Tupe, Toowp and many more.
Early Notables of the Toupes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toupes family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Toupess to arrive in North America: Johanna Toop, who, at the age of 21; sailed to Jamaica in 1731; Henry Toopes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753; and John Toop, who settled in Maryland in 1823..
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