Upham Family History

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Upham Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Upham in Hampshire or from minor places so named in Devon and Wiltshire. The first is named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Isham, Ham, Dunham, Lapham, Baham, Popham, Derham, Gotham, Mepham

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Upham Family Origin

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Upham Family Occupations

What did your Upham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upham. A less common occupation for the Upham family was Laborer. The most common Upham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Upham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Upham ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Upham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Upham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Upham. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Upham. For the veterans among your Upham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Upham Life Expectancy

What is the average Upham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Upham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Upham in 1953 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Upham ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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