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From Old English upp (up) + tūn (enclosure; settlement, town).


Proper noun[edit]

Upton (countable and uncountable, plural Uptons)

  1. Any of several places in England:
    1. A hamlet in Dinton with Ford and Upton parish, Buckinghamshire (OS grid ref SP7711).
    2. A suburban area in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside (OS grid ref SJ2688).
    3. A village in Upton with Fishley parish, Broadland district, Norfolk (OS grid ref TG3912).
    4. A village in Headon cum Upton parish, Bassetlaw district, Nottinghamshire (OS grid ref SK7476).
    5. A village and civil parish in Newark and Sherwood district, Nottinghamshire (OS grid ref SK7354).
    6. A village and civil parish (served by Upton and North Elmsall Parish Council) in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE4713).
  2. A locality in Cosheston community, Pembrokeshire, Wales, including Upton Castle (OS grid ref SN0204).
  3. A village between Cork and Bandon, County Cork, Ireland.
  4. A municipality in Acton Regional County Municipality, Montérégie region, Quebec, Canada.
  5. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Black Township, Posey County, Indiana.
    2. A minor city in Hardin County and LaRue County, Kentucky.
    3. A town in Oxford County, Maine.
    4. A neighbourhood in western Baltimore, Maryland.
    5. A town and census-designated place therein, in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
    6. An unincorporated community in Texas County, Missouri.
    7. A hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
    8. A town in Weston County, Wyoming.
  6. A habitational surname from Old English.
  7. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Upton is the 2,616th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 13,769 individuals. Upton is most common among White (87.96%) individuals.

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