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Origins of the Oxley surname

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About the Oxleys

We have a total number of 46716 records for people with the last name Oxley.

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Where do most Oxleys live?

In 1921, most Oxleys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Oxleys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 42,700 records for the Oxley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Oxleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Oxley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oxleys

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

Common Female occupations for Oxleys in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Oxleys in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer






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