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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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Where is the Oxley family from?

You can see how Oxley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oxley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oxley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Oxley families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Oxley's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Oxley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oxley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oxley. 22% of Oxley men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Oxley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oxley were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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