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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

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Source: Census data for Oxford | Data not to scale

Oxford Historical Records

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Oxford Life Expectancy

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