History of your Surname
Get access to Upchurch family records.Start a free trial

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

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.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Upchurch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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. .

View Census Data for Upchurch | Data not to scale

*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
    12%
  • Farm Labourer Retired
    9%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    9%
  • Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Household Duties
    7%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Upchurch family records will you find?

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.

Search Australian census records for Upchurch

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.

View all Upchurch immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Upchurch military records

You've only scratched the surface of Upchurch family history

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Upchurch

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Upchurch family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Upchurch last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial