The placename Oxnam is from Old English oxa (genitive oxan) "oxen" and ham "village", the meaning being "village where ox are bred". The name was recorded as Oxenamm in 1148, and sometimes known as Oxenham.
Current local placenames include Oxnam Green, Oxnam Kirk, Oxnam Mains, Oxnam Neuk, Oxnam Pond, Oxnam Row, Oxnam Sawmill, and Oxnam School.
- The Online Scots Dictionary
- Margary, I D (1957), 'Roman roads in Britain: north of the Foss Way - Bristol channel (including Wales and Scotland)', London.
Media related to Oxnam, Scottish Borders at Wikimedia Commons
- RCAHMS record of Oxnam Parish
- RCAHMS/Canmore record for Oxnam churchyard
- SCRAN image: Oxnam churchyard, gravestone commemorating William Elliott
- Historic Building Recording: Steading Buildings, Swinside Townhead Farm, Oxnam
- Oxnam Kirk website
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