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Oxford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Oxford, named in Old English with ox(e)na (genitive plural of oxa ‘ox’) + ford ‘ford’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Axford, Offord, Alford, Byford, Elford, Ford, Holford, Lyford

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Oxford Family Origin

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Oxford Family Occupations

What did your Oxford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oxford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Oxford's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oxford. A less common occupation for the Oxford family was Carpenter.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oxford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oxford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Oxford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oxford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Oxford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Oxford. For the veterans among your Oxford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oxford Life Expectancy

What is the average Oxford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Oxford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Oxford in 1947 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oxford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oxford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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