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Oxborough Family History

Oxborough Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Oxborough in Norfolk which is recorded as Oxeburg in 119 The placename derives from Old English oxa ‘ox’ + burg ‘fortified place’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rosborough, Brough, Roseborough, Yarborough, Boroughs, Dorough

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Where is the Oxborough family from?

You can see how Oxborough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oxborough family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Oxborough families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 79 Oxborough families living in Norfolk. This was about 32% of all the recorded Oxborough's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Oxborough families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oxborough surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oxborough ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Oxborough. 28% of Oxborough men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Oxborough women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oxborough were Agricultural Carrot Digger (heavy Worker) and Household Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • Steel Works Labourer
    10%
  • Agricultural Carrot Digger (heavy Worker)
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Fish Business
    4%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Household Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Oxborough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oxborough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 166 immigration records available for the last name Oxborough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 306 military records available for the last name Oxborough. For the veterans among your Oxborough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oxborough lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2001, in the United States, Oxborough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oxborough in 1957 was 54, and 60 in 2001.

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