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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 setted in 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, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [3]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, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  • John Oxenham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  • Elizabeth Oxenham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm

Oxenham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jemima Oxenham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • John Oxenham, aged 29, a shipwright, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Sarah Oxenham, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Sydenham Oxenham, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Ann Oxenham, aged 45, who 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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