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|Origin of Upton, Meaning of Upton
Origin: The Lupton family almost certainly comes originally from the tiny village of Lupton in the former county of Westmorland, now part of Cumbria since local government reorganisation. There is some debate about the derivation of the name itself, the American branch of the family favouring the Latin 'lupus,' a wolf, which gives them an excuse to invent a family shield featuring wolves. This is certainly bogus. The more obvious and far more likely explanation is l'Upton as, in common with many place names it was first written down during the period of French 'occupation' after the Norman Conquest. 'Up-town,' in a countryside of humpy green hills, foothills to the darker slopes of the Pennines, is a fair description.
Submitted by: Frank and Barbara Lupton
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