The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Boxx come from its first bearer, who was a person with a jaundiced complexion.
The Old English word box
referred to a box-tree
and in Old English use indicated a yellowish color. The surname Boxx may also refer to residence near a box-tree.
The name may also indicate residence near the settlements of Box in Gloucestershire
, or Box Hall in Hertfordshire.
Early Origins of the Boxx family
The surname Boxx was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. They held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Box, where there is an ancient Gothic church containing twelve bells, as well as a medicinal spring, the village also begins a railway tunnel one and three quarter miles long where the line proceeds to Bath. The name appears in the thirteenth century in the Rotunda Oblitus et Finibus.
Early History of the Boxx family
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Boxx 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. Boxx has been spelled many different ways, including Boxe, Box and others.
Early Notables of the Boxx family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boxx family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boxxs to arrive in North America: Benjamin and John Box who settled in Virginia in 1623; followed by Anthony, Benjamin, John, Mary, and Thomas Box who settled there in 1637; Anne Box settled there later in 1679.
Contemporary Notables of the name Boxx (post 1700)
- Gillian Boxx (b. 1973), American Olympic gold medal winning women's national softball team member
- Shannon Boxx (b. 1977), American Olympic soccer midfielder