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Oxborough Early Origins



The surname Oxborough was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Oxborough, held by Ralph de Limsey, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The lands contained 2 Mills, a fishery, and 180 sheep.

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Oxborough Early History


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Oxborough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oxborough research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1316, 1988, 1450, 1300, 1611, 1678 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Oxborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oxborough Spelling Variations


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Oxborough Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oxborough, Oxenborough, Oxenberry, Oxborrow, Oxenbury, Oxbury, Ocksenbury, Oxbrow, Oxbury, Oxbry, Oxberry, Oxburgh, Oxburg, Oxenbrig, Oxenbridge, Oxbrigg and many more.

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Oxborough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oxborough Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oxborough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Oxborough, a bonded passenger, who settled in Barbados or Jamaica in 1716

Oxborough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel G Oxborough, aged 26, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oxborough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oxborough (post 1700)



  • Paul G Oxborough (b. 1965), American artist
  • Dorothy Oxborough (b. 1922), Canadian artist

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