Upston Family History

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Upston Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Upton, Upson, Easton, Alston, Burston, Ruston, Elston, Boston

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Upston Family Origin

Where is the Upston family from?

Upston Family Occupations

What did your Upston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Upston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Upston's were Farmers. Farmer and Carpenter And Joiner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Upston. A less common occupation for the Upston family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter And Joiner

  • Laborer


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

Upston Historical Records

What Upston family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Upston

Passenger List

There are 171 immigration records available for the last name Upston. 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 213 military records available for the last name Upston. For the veterans among your Upston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Upston Life Expectancy

What is the average Upston lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Upston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Upston in 1966 was 86, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Upston 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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