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The ancient roots of the Boxsted family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Boxsted comes from when the family lived in Boxhulle, in Sussex, or in Boxwell, in Gloucester.

Boxsted Early Origins



The surname Boxsted 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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Boxsted Early History


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Boxsted Early History



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

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Boxsted Spelling Variations


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Boxsted Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Boxsted has appeared include Boxall, Buckshell, Boockshell, Boxull, Boxell, Boxhulle, Boxhall, Baxhall, Boxnell, Baxull, Boxsell, Bochshall and many more.

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Boxsted Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boxsted Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boxsted 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Boxsted arrived in North America very early: James Boxall who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838; another James arrived 5 years later.

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