Upshaw Family History

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Upshaw Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp ‘up(per)’ + sc(e)aga ‘copse’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shaw, Upshur, Upham, Haw, Upson, Deshaw, Isham, Openshaw, Renshaw

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Upshaw Family Origin

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Upshaw Family Occupations

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  • Book Binder

    17%
  • Brass Finisher

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • General Lab

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Upshaw family was General Lab. Book Binder, Brass Finisher and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upshaw. The most common Upshaw occupation in the UK was Book Binder. 17% of Upshaw's were Book Binders.

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Upshaw Historical Records

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Upshaw Life Expectancy

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