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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    6%
  • Teacher

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, the most common Upham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Upham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Upham family was Blacksmith. Farmer, School and Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upham.

Source: Census data for Upham | Data not to scale

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Upham Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upham

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