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.
Early Origins of the Boxsel family
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. " 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 Boxsel family
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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.
Early Notables of the Boxsel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boxsel family to the New World and Oceana
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.