Oxley Family History

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Oxley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example Oxley in Staffordshire and Ox Lee near Hepworth (West Yorkshire), named with Old English oxa ‘ox’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’. Probably a respelling of South German Öchsle (see Oechsle).

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

Similar surnames: Exley, Loxley, Boxley, Osley, Axley, Onley, Bodley, Iley, Comley

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Oxley Family Origin

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Oxley Family Occupations

What did your Oxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oxley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Oxley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Oxley family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oxley.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Oxley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Oxley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oxley 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Oxley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Oxley. For the veterans among your Oxley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oxley Life Expectancy

What is the average Oxley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Oxley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Oxley in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oxley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oxley 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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