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Oxman Name Meaning

English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone in charge of oxen, from Middle English oxe ‘ox’ + man ‘man’, or German Ochs + Mann, or Yiddish oks + man.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Osman, Orman, Oman, Waxman, Inman, Tolman, Lyman, Olman, Edman

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Where is the Oxman family from?

You can see how Oxman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oxman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Oxman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Oxman families living in British Columbia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Oxman's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Oxman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oxman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oxman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oxman. 28% of Oxman men worked as a Salesman and 36% of Oxman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oxman were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    28%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    36%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oxman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oxman 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Oxman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 475 military records available for the last name Oxman. For the veterans among your Oxman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oxman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Oxman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oxman in 1956 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

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