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.
- Margary, I D (1957), 'Roman roads in Britain: north of the Foss Way - Bristol channel (including Wales and Scotland)', London.
- RCAHMS record of Oxnam Parish
- RCAHMS/Canmore record for Oxnam churchyard
- SCRAN image: Oxnam churchyard, gravestone commemorating William Elliott
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