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Boxell Family History

Boxell Name Meaning

English (Sussex): habitational name either from Bugsell Farm in Salehurst (Sussex) or from a lost Boxholte in Kirdford (Sussex) or perhaps from Buxhalls in Lindfield (Sussex) though this may be a late form of another placename in Lindfield with a different etymology. Bugsell Farm is named with Old English bucc ‘buck’ + hyll ‘hill’. The lost Boxholte is from Old English box ‘box’ + holt ‘wood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Boxwell, Bovell, Bowell, Foxwell, Cowell, Odell, Browell, Morell

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Where is the Boxell family from?

You can see how Boxell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boxell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Boxell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 92 Boxell families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Boxell's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Boxell families in 1891.
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What did your Boxell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Boxell. 30% of Boxell men worked as a Gardener and 80% of Boxell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boxell were Fruiter Roundm and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    30%
  • House Painter
    30%
  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Fruiter Roundm
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Waitress
    4%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Boxell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boxell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 252 immigration records available for the last name Boxell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 590 military records available for the last name Boxell. For the veterans among your Boxell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boxell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Boxell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boxell in 1963 was 73, and 97 in 2004.

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