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Where did the English Box family come from? What is the English Box family crest and coat of arms? When did the Box family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Box family history?The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Box come from its first bearer, who was a person with a jaundiced complexion. The Old English word box referred to a box-tree or box-wood, and in Old English use indicated a yellowish color. The surname Box may also refer to residence near a box-tree. The name may also indicate residence near the settlements of Box in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, or Box Hall in Hertfordshire.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Box has been spelled many different ways, including Boxe, Box and others.
First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Box, where there is an ancient Gothic church containing twelve bells, as well as a medicinal spring, the village also begins a railway tunnel one and three quarter miles long where the line proceeds to Bath. The name appears in the thirteenth century in the Rotunda Oblitus et Finibus.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Box research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1568 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Box History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Box Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boxs to arrive in North America:
Box Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Box Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Box Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Box Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Box Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Box Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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