Bernardus Franciscus Tops

1883–1952 (Age 69)
Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Bernardus Franciscus

When Bernardus Franciscus Tops was born on 8 May 1883, in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Tops, was 39 and his mother, Bernardina van der Hoop, was 38. He married Wilhelmina Hendrika Catharina Pieterse on 11 March 1909, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 4 May 1952, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Bernardus Franciscus Tops
Wilhelmina Hendrika Catharina Pieterse
Marriage: 11 March 1909
Wilhelmus Bernardus Franciscus Tops
Gerardus Abraham Bernardus Tops

Spouse & Children

11 March 1909
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


  • Wilhelmus Bernardus Franciscus Tops


  • Gerardus Abraham Bernardus Tops


Parents & Siblings

  • Johannes Tops


  • Bernardina van der Hoop




  • Maria Francisca Bernardina Tops


  • Petrus Joannes Tops


  • Elisabeth Tops


  • Cornelis Johannes Tops


  • Johanna Antonia Tops


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1895 · Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Age 12

Louisa Holthuysen, owner of a prestigious house she had inherited from past generations, bequeathed the property to the city of Amsterdam at the time of her passing. Her only request was that the building, and its contents, become a museum known by the name of Willet-Holthuysen. The building remains open to the public, and contains many decorative paintings (including some of unknown origin).
1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 20

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Bernardus Franciscus Tops in entry for Gerardus Abraham Bernardus Tops and Maaike van der Zwart, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Bernardus Franciscus Tops in entry for Wilhelmus Bernardus Franciscus Tops and Marijtje Smaling, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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