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The name Boxer is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for 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 Boxer 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.

Boxer Early Origins



The surname Boxer was 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.

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Boxer Spelling Variations


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Boxer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boxer have been found, including Boxe, Box and others.

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Boxer Early History


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Boxer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boxer research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1568 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Boxer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boxer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boxer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boxer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Boxer surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Boxer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjaimine Boxer, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • John Boxer, who arrived in Virginia in 1622

Boxer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jersey Boxer, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1850

Boxer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Boxer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxer (post 1700)



  • Yelena Boxer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • Richard Boxer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000
  • Murry Boxer, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1926
  • Harold H. Boxer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936
  • Barbara Levy Boxer (b. 1940), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1983-93; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Boxer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boxer 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 13:48.

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