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Uprichard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Welsh Brythonic-Celtic name Uprichard is a patronymic surname created from the personal name Richard. The surname features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap-," which means "son of." The original form of the name was ap-Richard, but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time, and the overall spelling has sometimes been altered.

Early Origins of the Uprichard family


The surname Uprichard was first found in Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I, and located on the West coast of Wales, where they were descended from Gwaeth Voed, Lord of Cardigan, and Ivor, the King of Gwent. They were resident at Ywch Aeron, and seated from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Uprichard family


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Uprichard Spelling Variations


Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Uprichard have included Uprichard, Aprichard and others.

Early Notables of the Uprichard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Uprichard family to Ireland


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Migration of the Uprichard family to the New World and Oceana


The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Uprichard:

Uprichard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Uprichard, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Uprichard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Uprichard who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Mrs. J. Uprichard, aged 58, originally from Belfast, who arrived in New York, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TQ-Y4Z : 6 December 2014), Mrs. J. Uprichard, 04 May 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Uprichard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Uprichard, aged 22, originally from Lurgan, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXF5-5J4 : 6 December 2014), Charles Uprichard, 17 Apr 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Uprichard, aged 27, originally from Lurfan, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Londonderry, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPW-13N : 6 December 2014), William Uprichard, 24 May 1908; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frances Louisa Uprichard, aged 28, originally from Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Londonderry, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WK-K23 : 6 December 2014), Frances Louisa Uprichard, 02 Nov 1919; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph Thomas Uprichard, aged 5, originally from Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Londonderry, Ireland [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WK-K2Q : 6 December 2014), Joseph Thomas Uprichard, 02 Nov 1919; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Uprichard (post 1700)


  • Dame Mary Elizabeth Uprichard DBE, FRCM (b. 1938), British nursing, midwifery and health care activist
  • William Norman McCourt Uprichard (1928-2011), British footballer, Member of the Northern Ireland National Team (1951-1958)
  • Kenneth Philip "Ken" Uprichard (b. 1980), New Zealand athlete from Christchurch who competes in archery

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TQ-Y4Z : 6 December 2014), Mrs. J. Uprichard, 04 May 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXF5-5J4 : 6 December 2014), Charles Uprichard, 17 Apr 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPW-13N : 6 December 2014), William Uprichard, 24 May 1908; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WK-K23 : 6 December 2014), Frances Louisa Uprichard, 02 Nov 1919; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WK-K2Q : 6 December 2014), Joseph Thomas Uprichard, 02 Nov 1919; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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