1) The fore-lock of an animal, used as a name, especially for oxen.

1558 I gyve to ... my sonne ... the worst of two foure oxen called by name Topping broodhead, Lyon and Brownberd, Huddleston

1584 also one oxe called Toppin with all my yockes ... and plowe geare, Scriven. Found as a by-name: 1379 Willelmus Toppyng, Grassington.

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