Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Boksalt is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Boxhulle
, in Sussex
, or in Boxwell
, in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Boksalt family
The surname Boksalt was first found in Sussex
at Boxhulle, "an ancient manor in Salehurst, among whose lords was Alan de Boxall, one of the earliest Knights of the Garter. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Boksalt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boksalt research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1855, 1927, 1882, 1945 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Boksalt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boksalt Spelling Variations
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. Boksalt has been spelled many different ways, including Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.
Early Notables of the Boksalt family (pre 1700)
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boksalt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boksalt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Boksalts to arrive in North America: James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.