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Where did the English Boxell family come from? What is the English Boxell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boxell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boxell family history?The name Boxell is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Boxhulle, in Sussex, or in Boxwell, in Gloucester.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boxell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Boxell include: Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boxell research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1571, 1855, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Boxell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boxell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boxell or a variant listed above: James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.
The Boxell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boxell 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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