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Upson Family History

Upson Surname Meaning

English (East Anglia): variant of Upstone a habitational name from Ubbeston (Suffolk). The placename means ‘Ubbi's estate’ from the Old Norse personal name Ubbi + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Upton, Elson, Ipson, Cason, Musson, Jason, Mason, Ison, Dutson, Lison

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Where is the Upson family from?

You can see how Upson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Upson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Upson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 188 Upson families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Upson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Upson families in 1891.
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What did your Upson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Upson. 10% of Upson men worked as a Cowman and 82% of Upson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Upson were General Labourer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Cowman
    10%
  • Fishmonger
    10%
  • Horseman On Farm
    8%
  • General Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Upson. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Upson. For the veterans among your Upson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Upson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Upson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Upson in 1944 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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