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Origins of the Oxen surname

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About the Oxens

We have a total number of 233 records for people with the last name Oxen.

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Where do most Oxens live?

In 1921, most Oxens lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Oxens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 216 records for the Oxen surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Oxens most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Oxens.

What are the most common Oxen first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Oxens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Oxens in 1921
General Servant


House Wife


Assistant In Farm




Cook General (Domestic)


Common Male occupations for Oxens in 1921
Coal Trimmer


Chemists Assistent




Chemist & Druggist


Colliery Labourer


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