Boxell Family History

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Boxell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost hamlet near Kirford, Sussex, called Boxholte, from Old English box ‘box’ + holt ‘wood’. The surname has been found in the area since the 14th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Boxell Family Origin

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Boxell Family Occupations

What did your Boxell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boxell family was Gardner. Farmer, Farmer & Preacher and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boxell. The most common Boxell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Boxell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Preacher

  • Farming

  • Gardner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boxell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boxell Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Boxell Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boxell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boxell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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