Uphill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Uphill family

The surname Uphill was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Uphill family

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Uphill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Uphill, Upill, Upil, Upile, Upille and others.

Early Notables of the Uphill family (pre 1700)

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Australia Uphill migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Uphill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Uphill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]
  • Mary Rose Uphill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]
  • Sarah S. Uphill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • George Uphill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • George Uphill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Uphill (post 1700) +

  • Dennis Uphill (1931-2007), English professional footballer
  • Zoe Uphill (b. 1982), Australian rower from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory who competed in the women's quadruple sculls at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Malcolm Uphill (1935-1999), Welsh Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from 1968 to 1970, the first competitor in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races to achieve a 100 mph average lap speed
  • Thomas Hubert Uphill (1874-1962), English-born, Canadian socialist politician in British Columbia, Mayor the town of Fernie

Senghenydd colliery
  • Mr. William Ewart Uphill (b. 1898), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died


  1. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COUNTESS OF YARBOROUGH 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850CountessYarborough.htm


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