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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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Student

    5%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Farmer Son

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Upton family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Student and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upton. The most common Upton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Upton's were Farmers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upton

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