Walter Topp

1913–1986 (Age 72)
Queensland, Australia

The Life of Walter

When Walter Topp was born on 7 December 1913, in Queensland, Australia, his father, Heinrich Ernst Carl Topp, was 31 and his mother, Martha Rieck, was 27. He married Ruby Dora Hartwig on 5 February 1945, in Queensland, Australia. He died on 23 October 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Walter Topp
1913–1986
Ruby Dora Hartwig
1918–
Marriage: 5 February 1945

Spouse & Children

  • Male1913–1986Male

  • Ruby Dora Hartwig

    Female1918–Female

MARRIAGE
5 February 1945
Queensland, Australia

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • Female1905–1990Female

  • Heinrich Topp

    Male1908–1943Male

  • Malvine Topp

    Female1911–Female

  • Male1913–1986Male

  • James Topp

    Male1913–Male

World Events (8)

1914

Age 1

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.
1918

Age 5

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.
1939

Age 26

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Topp - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Walter Topp

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