"The name Topping came to England with the ancestors of the Topping family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Topping family lived in Dorset. Their name, however, is a reference to Turpin Au Boas, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Chronicles of England, though sometimes shrouded by the mists of time, reveal from early records that the surname Topping was of Norman origin."
"The Normans were commonly believed to be of French origin but, more accurately, they were of Viking origin."
-Hall of Names - "Researched and certified accurate by the Swyrich Corporation."