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Early Origins of the Upshaw family


The surname Upshaw was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, where they were Lords of the manor of Upsall, near Eston, in the North Riding of that county, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Upshaw family


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Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Upshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Upshaw Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Upsall, Upsale, Upshall, Upshaw and others.

Early Notables of the Upshaw family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Upshaw family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Upshaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Upshaw, who settled in Georgia in 1738

Contemporary Notables of the name Upshaw (post 1700)


  • Zena Ray "Zeke" Upshaw (1991-2018), American professional basketball player who collapsed on the court in a game and died two days later at the age of 26
  • Jessica Upshaw (1959-2013), American politician and lawyer
  • Grace Upshaw (b. 1975), American Olympic long jumper
  • Dawn Upshaw (b. 1960), American soprano from Tennessee
  • Willie Upshaw (b. 1957), American professional baseball player
  • Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. (b. 1945), American former football offensive guard who played for the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League
  • William David Upshaw (1866-1952), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for President of the United States, 1932 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Royce Upshaw, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jessica Upshaw (b. 1960), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Upshaw family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Albert  Upshaw (1892-1917), Canadian Labourer Pier No. 8 working for Furness Withy from Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

Suggested Readings for the name Upshaw


  • Captain William Upshaw, Gent., Planter of Virginia by Sophie W. Upshaw.

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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