The lineage of the name Voxil begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Foxhale in the county of Suffolk
just miles from Ipswich.
Early Origins of the Voxil family
The surname Voxil 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. 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" 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.
Early History of the Voxil family
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Voxil Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Voxil has undergone many spelling variations
, including Foxall, Foxhall, Foxall, Faxhall, Foxell and others.
Early Notables of the Voxil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Voxil family to Ireland
Some of the Voxil 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.
Migration of the Voxil family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Voxil were among those contributors: John Faxel settled in Texas in 1846; Ann and William Foxall settled in New York in 1842; Thomas Foxhale settled in Pennsylvania in 1813.