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Contributor Contrib.cherubicwindigo on 8/21/2018
Means "ash tree" in Old English. Oeric was the birth name of 'Oisc of Kent', a 5th-century king of Kent. Oisc (also Aesc or Esc) ruled for twenty-four years, from 488 to 516. He seems to have been the son or the grandson of HENGEST, who led the initial Anglo-Saxon conquest and settlement of Kent. According to Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Oisc's given name was Orric. Bede indicates that he was the son of Hengest and travelled to Britain with him, with the permission of the British king Vortigern. He was the father of OCTA, who succeeded him. His descendants called themselves 'Oiscingas' after him.