Boxley Family History

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Boxley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Boxley, from Old English box ‘box (tree)’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, or some other place similarly named. Americanized form of Swiss German Boxler.

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


Similar surnames: Bosley, Bexley, Oxley, Loxley, Bowley, Bodley, Coley, Exley, Bromley

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Boxley Family Origin

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Boxley Family Occupations

What did your Boxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boxley occupation in the UK was Chain Maker. 20% of Boxley's were Chain Makers. A less common occupation for the Boxley family was Nailer. Chain Maker, Carman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boxley.

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  • Chain Maker

    20%
  • Carman

    10%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Nailer

    10%

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

Boxley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boxley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boxley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boxley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boxley. For the veterans among your Boxley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boxley Life Expectancy

What is the average Boxley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boxley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Boxley in 1944 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boxley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boxley 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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