The lineage of the name Boxnell begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Boxhulle
, in Sussex
, or in Boxwell
, in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Boxnell family
The surname Boxnell 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 Boxnell family
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Boxnell Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boxnell has undergone many spelling variations
, including Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.
Early Notables of the Boxnell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boxnell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boxnell were among those contributors: James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.