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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsUpsher, Upcher, Upshar, Upchar, Upshire

Meaning & History

habitational name from a place called as "the high church" or possibly the higher of two churches from Middle English up "up high higher" and chirche "church" (Old English upp and cirice). There is a village of this name in Kent near Chatham but the geographical distribution of the surname suggests its origin is in Huntingdonshire or Cambridgeshire.
Added 6/16/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/17/2023 by Paradiso36