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Early Origins of the Poxon family

The surname Poxon was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Poxon family

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Poxon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pogg, Poggson, Pogson, Poxon, Pockson and others.

Early Notables of the Poxon family

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United States Poxon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poxon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Olive Poxon, who arrived in Virginia in 1716 1

Australia Poxon migration to Australia +

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

Poxon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Poxon, (Poxam), British Convict who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he was executed in 1807 2
  • Mr. Samuel Poxon, English convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Blundell" on 13th March 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Poxon (post 1700) +

  • Robert Leslie Poxon (1947-1969), American Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Hollingworth Poxon, British Coder, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and died in the sinking 4

  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. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from
  4. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook