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Coxwell is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Coxwell family once lived in the parish of Coggleshall in the diocese of St. Albans, in the county of Essex.
The surname Coxwell was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
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 Coxwell family name include Coxwell, Cogswell, Coggeshall, Coxville, Coxwells and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxwell research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1400, 1516, and 1633 are included under the topic Early Coxwell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Coxwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Coxwell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Coxwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Coxwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Coxwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Coxwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coxwell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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