Show ContentsCoxall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Coxall is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Coxall family once lived in the parish of Coggleshall in the diocese of St. Albans, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Coxall family

The surname Coxall was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Coxall family

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Coxall Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Coxall family name include Coxwell, Cogswell, Coggeshall, Coxville, Coxwells and many more.

Early Notables of the Coxall family (pre 1700)

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United States Coxall migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Coxall surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Coxall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Coxall, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [1]
Coxall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernest Coxall, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1894
  • John Coxall, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1894
Coxall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Coxall, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States from Dorset, in 1905
  • Mary Ann Coxall, aged 56, who landed in America from Dorset, in 1905
  • Mary Coxall, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Colchester, England, in 1918
  • Mary Ann Coxall, aged 44, who immigrated to America from Worksop, England, in 1921

Canada Coxall migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coxall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • May Coxall, aged 39, who immigrated to Colborne, Canada, in 1909

Australia Coxall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coxall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Coxall, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • John Coxall, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coxall (post 1700) +

  • John Coxall (1864-1936), Australian politician, mayor of Cairns, Queensland (1909)
  • Herbert Colin "Bertie" Coxall OBE (1924-1993), British founder of the Association of International Courier and Express Services

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from
  3. South Australian Register Wednesday 20th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Willaim Hammond 1854. Retrieved on Facebook