Box Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old English box ‘box tree’ (Latin buxus), in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, a habitational name from one of the places called Box, in Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, and Wiltshire, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked box wood, which is very hard and for this reason was used to make a variety of tools. In some cases it may even have been a nickname for a person with pale or yellow skin, for example as the result of jaundice, a reference to the color of box wood.

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


Similar surnames: Bow, Fox, Bos, Bon, Mox, Doe, Boe, Bone, Bob, Bou

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Box Family Origin

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Box Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Box occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Box's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Box family was Farm Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Box.

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Box Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Box life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Box in 1944 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Box

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