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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.

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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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