Upshur Family History

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Upshur Name Meaning

Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp ‘up’ + scir ‘district’. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw.

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


Similar surnames: Upshaw, Upson, Usher, Upchurch, Fisher, Asher, Risher, Repsher, Thur

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Upshur Family Origin

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Upshur Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Servant

    6%

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

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Upshur Historical Records

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Upshur Life Expectancy

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