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The UPTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,630 2432 0.005 50
United States (1880 census) 3,712 1653 0.007 74
Change since 1880 +9918 -779 -0.002 -24
Other Countries
Australia 1,504 1085 0.009 92
United Kingdom 7,063 886 0.015 154

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of UPTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the UPTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the UPTON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of UPTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 786 5.77
Mixed Race 249 1.83
White (Hispanic) 196 1.44
Native American/Alaskan 116 0.85
Asian/Pacific 61 0.45
White (Caucasian) 12,221 89.66

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the UPTON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of UPTON in historical publications

UPTON. There are many places in A-arious counties called Upton ; and there are doubtless several distinct origins for the surname. The most distinguished family, the ancestors of the Viscounts Temiiletowu, originated at Uppetou, or Upton, an extensive manor branching into several parishes of East Cornwall, where John de Upton, grandfather of Hamelyu de Upton, who was party to a deed executed in 1218, flourished in the XII. century. See C. S. Gilbert's Cornwall, i. 4G2.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to UPTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as UPTON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for UPTON

The following words are slight variants of UPTON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.