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Upshaw Family History

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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Where is the Upshaw family from?

You can see how Upshaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Upshaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Upshaw families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Upshaw families living in Norfolk. This was about 59% of all the recorded Upshaw's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Upshaw families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Upshaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Upshaw 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 Upshaw. 100% of Upshaw men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Upshaw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Upshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Upshaw 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 549 immigration records available for the last name Upshaw. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Upshaw. For the veterans among your Upshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Upshaw lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Upshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Upshaw in 1950 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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