The name Toups 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 Toups family
The surname Toups was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was recorded as early as 1066.
Early History of the Toups family
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Toups Spelling Variations
Toups 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 Toups have been found, including Toop, Toope, Tooppe, Toopes, Toup, Toupe, Tupe, Toowp and many more.
Early Notables of the Toups family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toups 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 Toupss to arrive on North American shores:
Toups Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Marie Toups, aged 34, who arrived in Abbaville, Louisiana, in 1898
Toups Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jeanne Toups, aged 35, who arrived in America from Paris, France, in 1912
- Jeanne Toups, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1913
- Jeanne Toups, aged 44, who arrived in New Orleans, La., in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Toups (post 1700)
- Judith A. "Judy" Toups (1930-1976), American Mississippi-based birder and columnist for the Sun Herald of Biloxi for almost 35 years
- Wayne Toups (b. 1958), American Grammy Award nominated Cajun singer and songwriter, Offbeat Magazine Album of the Year recipient