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Oxenham Early Origins



The surname Oxenham was first found in Devon 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 village and lands of Oakhampton, original called Ochenemitona, held by Baldwin the Sheriff of Devon, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. There was a castle there which still remains with its Norman keep.

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Oxenham Spelling Variations


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Oxenham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oxenham, Ockenham, Oakhampton, Okhampton, Ockhampton, Ocksenham, Oksenham, Oxnam, Oxnum, Oxenum, Oxenam and many more.

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Oxenham Early History


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Oxenham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oxenham research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1814 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Oxenham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oxenham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oxenham 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:

Oxenham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Oxenham, who arrived in Maryland in 1725
  • Ann Oxenham, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1765
  • John Oxenham, who came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

Oxenham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Oxenham, who settled in New York in 1812
  • Thomas Oxenham, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812

Oxenham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Oxenham, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1831

Oxenham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Oxenham, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • kate Oxenham, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Joseph Oxenham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • John Oxenham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Oxenham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847

Oxenham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jemima Oxenham arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • John Oxenham, aged 29, a shipwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Sarah Oxenham, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Sydenham Oxenham, aged 43, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Ann Oxenham, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oxenham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oxenham (post 1700)



  • Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (1880-1960), English girls' story writer
  • William Oxenham (1823-1875), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Henry Nutcombe Oxenham (1829-1888), English ecclesiologist and author
  • Anselm McEvoy "Voy" Oxenham (1882-1919), rugby union player who represented Australia
  • Ronald Keven Oxenham (1891-1939), Australian cricketer

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Oxenham Historic Events


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Oxenham Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Percy Thomas Oxenham, aged 22, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Oxenham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oxenham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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