Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Boxsell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Boxhulle
, in Sussex
, or in Boxwell
, in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Boxsell family
The surname Boxsell 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 Boxsell family
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Boxsell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boxsell has been spelled many different ways, including Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.
Early Notables of the Boxsell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boxsell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boxsell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Albert Boxsell, aged 19, who landed in Montreal in 1848
Boxsell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Boxsell (1829-1878), English settler to Australia abaord the ship "Kate" in 1839, settling at Kangaroo Mountain, New South Wales in 1855
Contemporary Notables of the name Boxsell (post 1700)
- Des Boxsell, Australian founder of Boxsell Hydroponics, Brisbane, Queensland