Oxspring History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Oxspring family

The surname Oxspring was first found in Kent at Ospringe, a village and civil parish in the union and hundred of Faversham that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Ospringes. [1] The village is often called Ospringe-Liberty. Roman fortifications have been found nearby. By the late 1800s, the population had reached 1,015 and comprised 2,798 acres.

Early History of the Oxspring family

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Oxspring Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ospring, Oxspring, Ofspring, Offspring, Ospryng, Ospringe, Oxspringe, Osbring, Hoxspring, Hospring and many more.

Early Notables of the Oxspring family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Oxspring migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Oxspring Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Annise Oxspring, (b. 1841), aged 27, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Gainsborough" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd May 1868 [2]
  • Miss Sarah E. Oxspring, (b. 1847), aged 21, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Gainsborough" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd May 1868 [2]
  • Mr. George Oxspring, (b. 1849), aged 21, British moulder travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [3]
  • Mrs. Esther Oxspring, (b. 1850), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [3]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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