Thomas Willia Topp

1900–1986 (Age 85)
Waipara, Hurunui, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Thomas Willia

When Thomas Willia Topp was born on 1 October 1900, in Waipara, Hurunui, Canterbury, New Zealand, his father, Joseph William Topp, was 35 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 37. He died in 1986, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Topp
1865–1915
Mary Smith
1863–1927
Annie Topp
1884–1977
Henry Topp
1885–1961
John Topp
1888–1959
Ellen Topp
1889–1967
Phoebe Mary Topp
1890–
Emma Margaret Topp
1892–1960
Norah Lilly Addie Topp
1894–1964
Joseph William Topp
1895–1924
Mary Topp
1897–1951
Charles William Topp
1898–1958
Thomas Willia Topp
1900–1986
Benjamin Topp
1904–1921
James Alfred Topp
1906–
George Leslie Nelson Topp
1907–1988

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph William Topp

    Male1865–1915Male

  • Mary Smith

    Female1863–1927Female

siblings

(14)

  • Female1884–1977Female

  • Henry Topp

    Male1885–1961Male

  • Male1888–1959Male

  • Female1889–1967Female

  • Phoebe Mary Topp

    Female1890–Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1907

Age 7

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 7

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 23

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

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.

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