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Oxendine (Lumbee-Native American), NC

Oxendine (Lumbee-Native American), NC

Tonya Oxendine (View posts)
Posted: 948102016000
I have not read all the postings so I don't know what information is well known. The name Oxendine is the 3rd most common name in Robeson Co. NC. In NC Oxendine is a Lumbee name along with Locklear, Chavis, Lowery, Strickland, Cummings, Dial and several others.
Many of the Lumbee people left Robeson Co. to enter the military and migrate to other cities to find work and a better life. They can now be found almost everywhere as well as all Lumbee people.
I don't know if this will help anyone but I hope that it will.

Origin of the Oxendine Surname

Darlene Oxendine (View posts)
Posted: 948620661000
Hi Tonya,

In my short research of the Oxendine surname I've found that the origin of this name is England. This name, it is said, was taken on by the workers who grazed oxen on the hill. Have you heard this before? If so can you explain how the name made its way from England to North Carolina? I have also been told that there is a native reservation in South Carolina. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

surname Oxendine

Mark Oxendine (View posts)
Posted: 952456683000
Hi Darlene! I read your message and I have also read that Oxendine is English in origin. Many Lumbee Indians are so convinced that it is Native American in origin. I would be what some choose to call a Black Indian. I am Native American though, but not by virtue of the name Oxendine. Oxendine is English just like Oxen, Oxentine, Oxenham, Oxenford, Oxendholt, Oxencis, and Oxensjerna. I would like to know more myself about the etymology of this surname so if you find out e-mail me. Thank You.

Oxendine Surname origin

Tiffany (View posts)
Posted: 953552475000
Mark and Darlene,

Now that I've read you're responses I am a little more enlightened on the Oxendine origin. I too assumed it was a Native American surname, being a resident of Robeson County. My next question is approximately when did this name migrate to Robeson County to become so common here? I have traced my Oxendine ancestors back to the late 1700's and it appears that were born and raised in NC. Help?!


D.W.Conn (View posts)
Posted: 954675618000
My ancestor archieblad oxendine, his son was Johnson oxendine who
changed his name to xendine at one point married Rebecca Anderson daughter of Chief Kik-tha-we-nund (William Anderson) Lenni Lanape Indians Turtle Clan. delaware tribe. I cant get any farther then Archiblad


Evelyn (View posts)
Posted: 954679605000
I am a descendent of Archibald Oxendine. I know that he was born Aug 26, 1759 Near Pee Dee River, SC. He died in Missouri in 1869. I have not been able to find who is parents were.


D.W.Conn (View posts)
Posted: 954680368000
yes he died in summer of 1869... can not find his parents..
do you wish to try and see where we link together?

Oxendine surname

Posted: 956344439000
Edited: 1066174809000
There is a book titled 'The Only Land I Know' by Adolph Dial David Eliades that has a lot of helpful information on the Lumbee Tribe. It is said the Lumbees are part of the 'Lost Colony'. In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh left 15 men on Roanoke Island. Then in 1587, Gov. John White left 117 women, men children to go back to England for supplies. White didn't return for 3 years. When he did, the 117 people were gone. They were suspected to have taken up with the Indians to survive. These 117 people had English names such as Cheven, Jones, Brooks, etc. as did the Lumbees. The Lumbees, I think, are Cheraw Indians. I still to verify this.

I'm looking for Sarah Oxendine's family around Robeson Hoke county, N.C. She had (I'm told) at least 3 girls: Sint, Sarah Kathryn (Beulah) and Repsie Oxendine. Then, Repsie had at least 3 girls: Jessie, Ginny and Mattie Bell. Mattie Bell married Calvin Jones. Any help would be greatly appreciated. E-mail:


Mark (View posts)
Posted: 964175403000
Hi Mark,
My name is Mark Oxentine. I am looking for my Oxentine family. I only know my grandfather was William Carroll Oxentine my father was Carroll Junior Oxentine. They were both from Watauga Co. North Carolina. I have also always been told that my name was a Lumbee Indian name. I would love to know more would you e-mail me any information you might have. I think maybe the Oxentine name might have originated from Oxendine. Is that correct?
Thanks for any help from anyone,

I forgot to add my e-mail on last response

Mark Oxentine (View posts)
Posted: 964175553000
I hope you will reply to my other message. Sorry but I forgot to add my e-mail address.

Thanks again for any help,
Mark Oxentine
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