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The ancestors of the name Boxley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Boxley family lived in Sussex and Buckingham. The Boxley surname is a habitational name derived from any of various places named Beckley, such as those in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. The place name Beckley comes from the Old English name becca with the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the forest.

Boxley Early Origins



The surname Boxley was first found in Sussex and Buckingham where they held a family seat from early times.

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Boxley Spelling Variations


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Boxley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boxley 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. The variations of the name Boxley include: Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.

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Boxley Early History


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Boxley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boxley research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1661 and 1438 are included under the topic Early Boxley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boxley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boxley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boxley 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Boxley or a variant listed above: Richard Beckley who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Sarah Bickley settled in Maryland in 1740; Richard Bickley settled in Virginia in 1624.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boxley (post 1700)



  • David Albert Boxley (b. 1952), American artist from the Tsimshian, father of David Robert Boxley
  • Seamus Boxley (b. 1982), American professional basketball player who plays for Spirou Charleroi of the Belgian League
  • George Boxley (1780-1865), American white abolitionist and former slaveholder who allegedly tried to coordinate a slave rebellion on March 6, 1815 in Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • David Robert Boxley (b. 1981), Alaskan artist and totem-pole carver
  • Clifford M. Boxley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • John "Jack" Boxley (b. 1931), English footballer who played from 1950 into the 1960s
  • David Boxley (1890-1941), English footballer who played for Stoke from 1919 to 1920

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Boxley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boxley 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 13:50.

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