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The ancestors of the Foxwell surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Foxhale in the county of Suffolk just miles from Ipswich.

Foxwell Early Origins



The surname Foxwell was first found in Suffolk at Foxhall, (Foxhale) which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Foxehola and was about 15 acres in size located in the Hundred of Carlford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By the late 1800s, the population had increased to about 200 inhabitants and was about 2,000 acres in size. Foxholes, a parish located in the East Riding of Yorkshire was listed as Foxele, Foxhole and Foxohole in the Domesday Book having derived from the Old English term "fox-hol" and literally meant "the fox holes, the fox's earth" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
This parish is quite a bit bigger at about 4,210 acres in size.

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Foxwell Spelling Variations


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Foxwell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Foxwell include Foxall, Foxhall, Foxall, Faxhall, Foxell and others.

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Foxwell Early History


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Foxwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foxwell research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1385 are included under the topic Early Foxwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foxwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foxwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Foxwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foxwell In Ireland


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Foxwell In Ireland



Some of the Foxwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Foxwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Foxwell, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Gee Foxwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1673

Foxwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Foxwell, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Foxwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Foxwell, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • John Foxwell, aged 20, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Stephen Foxwell (aged 19), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • William Foxwell, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foxwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foxwell (post 1700)



  • Lady Edith Foxwell (1918-1996), English socialite known as "The Queen of London Cafe Society", wife of Ivan Foxwell
  • Herbert Somerton Foxwell (1849-1936), English economist
  • Ivan Foxwell (1914-2002), British BAFTA nominated screenwriter and film producer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Foxwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foxwell 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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