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Boxwell Family History

Boxwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Boxwell, from Old English box ‘box (tree)’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Foxwell, Bonwell, Boswell, Boxell, Doswell, Rodwell, Bowell, Colwell

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Where is the Boxwell family from?

You can see how Boxwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boxwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boxwell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Boxwell families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Boxwell's in the UK. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Boxwell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boxwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boxwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gas Fitter Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boxwell. 59% of Boxwell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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

  • Gas Fitter Heavy Worker
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    59%
  • Private Means
    14%
  • C S Post Office
    7%
  • None
    7%
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What Boxwell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Boxwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boxwell 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Boxwell. 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 Cards

There are 489 military records available for the last name Boxwell. For the veterans among your Boxwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boxwell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Boxwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boxwell in 1963 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

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