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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

Similar surnames: Upson, Lupton, Elton, Alton, Hunton, Dunton, Buxton, Caton, Lutton

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Upton Family Origin

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Upton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Upton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Upton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Upton family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Upton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 176,000 census records available for the last name Upton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upton 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Upton. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Upton. For the veterans among your Upton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Upton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Upton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Upton in 1942 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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