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

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oxnard research. Another 348 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1604, 1650, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Oxnard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. 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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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