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Upton Family History

Upton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Upton. The majority of them are named from Old English up- ‘upper’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Essex, however, was originally named with the phrase upp in tune ‘up in the settlement’, i.e. the higher part of the settlement; and one in Worcestershire is probably so called from the Old English personal name Ubba + tun.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Upton Families

  • Number of Upton families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Upton families
     425 - 848
     142 - 424
     1 - 141
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Upton families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Upton Family Origin

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Upton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Upton

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Upton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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