Yoxall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Yoxall surname is derived from the Old English words "geoc" which was a measure of land and "halh," which was a nook or corner of land.

Early Origins of the Yoxall family

The surname Yoxall was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1272 when Walter Yoxhall was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Staffordshire.

Early History of the Yoxall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yoxall research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Yoxall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yoxall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yoxhall, Yoxall, Yoxhale and others.

Early Notables of the Yoxall family (pre 1700)

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


United States Yoxall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yoxall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Yoxall, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1774 at the age of 21

Australia Yoxall migration to Australia +

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

Yoxall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Yoxall (post 1700) +

  • Charles W Yoxall, English consultant in Pediatrics
  • Capt Harry Waldo Yoxall OBE MC JP (1896-1984), British publisher, chairman of Condé Nast and founder of British Vogue
  • Albert Leslie Yoxall (1914-2005), British codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, his method of decrypting Enigma messages was dubbed Yoxallismus
  • Sir James Henry Yoxall (1857-1925), British Liberal Party politician and trade unionist, Member of Parliament for Nottingham West from 1895 to 1918, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers from 1892 to 1924


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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