Upham Family History

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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

What did your Upham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Upham. 2% of Upham men worked as a Carpenter and 47% of Upham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Upham were Bank Cashier and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Motor Driver
  • Bank Cashier

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Upham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Upham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Upham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Upham. For the veterans among your Upham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Upham Life Expectancy

What is the average Upham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Upham 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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