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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Oxford family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oxford. The most common Oxford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Oxford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Oxford Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Oxford ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Oxford Life Expectancy

What is the average Oxford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

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United States

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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