Upson Family History

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Upson Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a variant of Upston, a habitational name for someone from Ubbeston Green in Suffolk, so named from the Old Scandinavian personal name Ubbi + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

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

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Upson Family Origin

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Upson Family Occupations

What did your Upson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Upson occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Upson's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Upson family was Mariner. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Upson.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Mariner


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Upson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Upson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upson 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 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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Draft Card

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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Upson Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Upson 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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