Updegraff Family History

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Updegraff Name Meaning

Altered form of a Dutch topographic name for someone who lived near a tomb.

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

Similar surnames: Updegrove, De Grace, Pieratt, Federoff, Graff, Uptegrove, De Groff

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Updegraff Family Origin

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Updegraff Family Occupations

What did your Updegraff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Updegraff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Updegraff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Updegraff. A less common occupation for the Updegraff family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Updegraff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Updegraff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Updegraff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Updegraff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Updegraff. For the veterans among your Updegraff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Updegraff Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Updegraff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Updegraff in 1946 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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