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The name Boxhall is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Boxhulle, in Sussex, or in Boxwell, in Gloucester.

Boxhall Early Origins



The surname Boxhall 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. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Boxhall Spelling Variations


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Boxhall Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Boxhall family name include Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.

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Boxhall Early History


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Boxhall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boxhall research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1855, 1927, 1882, 1945 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Boxhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boxhall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boxhall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boxhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Boxhall surname or a spelling variation of the name include : James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxhall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxhall (post 1700)



  • Commander Joseph Groves Boxhall, English sailor, Fourth Officer on the Titanic, who later served as a commander of a torpedo boat in WWI [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Joseph Boxhall. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Joseph Boxhall. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Boxhall

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Joseph Boxhall. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Joseph Boxhall. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Boxhall

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Boxhall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boxhall 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 16 October 2015 at 16:30.

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