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The ancestors of the name Boxsel date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Boxhulle, in Sussex, or in Boxwell, in Gloucester.

Boxsel Early Origins



The surname Boxsel 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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Boxsel Early History


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Boxsel Early History



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

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Boxsel Spelling Variations


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Boxsel Spelling Variations



Boxsel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Boxsel have been found, including Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.

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Boxsel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boxsel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boxsels to arrive on North American shores: James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.

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