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
Ruby Dora Hartwig
Marriage: 5 February 1945

Spouse & Children

  • Male1913–1986Male

  • Ruby Dora Hartwig


5 February 1945
Queensland, Australia

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1905–1990Female

  • Heinrich Topp


  • Malvine Topp


  • Male1913–1986Male

  • James Topp


World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 5

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

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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