Thomas Martin Topp III

1907–1974 (Age 66)
Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States

The Life of Thomas Martin

When Thomas Martin Topp III was born on 30 November 1907, in Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States, his father, Thomas Martin Topp Jr., was 37 and his mother, Alice Ellen Hanaford, was 32. He had at least 1 daughter with mary Hoffman. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 5 years and San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 July 1974, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Thomas Martin Topp III
mary Hoffman
Rosemary Topp

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  • Rosemary Topp


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • Thomas Topp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas M Topp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas M Topp in household of Alice E Topp, "United States Census, 1920"

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