Show ContentsOxnard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Oxnard was originally an occupational name derived from the Old English words "oxan" meaning oxen and "hierde" for herdsman.

Early Origins of the Oxnard family

The surname Oxnard was first found in Yorkshire where early records reveal that William Oxenerd held estates in that shire in 1201. He was succeeded by Johannes Oxinhird who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379. By 1600 they held a family seat at Skipton, a market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire.

Early History of the Oxnard family

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Oxnard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oxnard, Oxnerd, Oxnird, Oxenard, Oxenerd, Oxenherd, Ocksnard and many more.

Early Notables of the Oxnard family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Oxnard family of Yorkshire

Canada Oxnard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oxnard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Oxnard U.E. who settled in Grand Manan, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Oxnard (post 1700) +

  • Henry Thomas Oxnard (1860-1922), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908 2
  • Henry Oxnard, American founder of American Crystal Sugar Co, eponym of Oxnard, California, the 121st largest city in the United States

  1. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook