When Lucy Topliff was born in 1794, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jerome Topliff, was 27 and her mother, Rhoda Dunham, was 27. She married Chester White on 1 January 1816, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 5 February 1851, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States.
English (northern): habitational name from Topcliff by Thirsk or Topcliffe by Wakefield, both in Yorkshire. The first derives from Old English topp ‘top’ + clif ‘cliff, bank’, and the second derives from Old Norse topt, late Old English toft ‘building, enclosure’ + Old English clif ‘cliff, bank’.
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