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Upchurch Family History

Upchurch Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called as ‘the high church’ or possibly the higher of two churches from Middle English up ‘up high higher’ + chirche ‘church’ (Old English upp + cirice). There is a village of this name in Kent near Chatham but the geographical distribution of the surname suggests its origin is in Huntingdonshire or Cambridgeshire.

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

Similar surnames: Upshur, Church, Whitchurch, Urch, Horch, Churches, Eschbach, Couch

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Where is the Upchurch family from?

You can see how Upchurch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Upchurch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Upchurch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 105 Upchurch families living in Huntingdonshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Upchurch's in United Kingdom. Huntingdonshire had the highest population of Upchurch families in 1891.
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What did your Upchurch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Upchurch. 12% of Upchurch men worked as a Farmer and 80% of Upchurch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Upchurch were Labourer and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Labourer Retired
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Upchurch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upchurch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Upchurch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Upchurch lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Upchurch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Upchurch in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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