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Box Family History

Box Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from various major and minor places called Box including parishes named Box in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Box Farm in Awre (Gloucestershire) Boxfield Farm in Hertfordshire (recorded as Boxe from 1086 to 1428) and Box Hill in Dorking Surrey all named with Old English Middle English box ‘box-tree’. The surname may sometimes also be purely topographic where the reference is solely to residence by a box-tree not to a farm or hamlet so named.

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

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

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Where is the Box family from?

You can see how Box families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Box family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Box families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 110 Box families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Box's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Box families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Box surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Box ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Box. 42% of Box men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Box women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Box were Farming and Student. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Merchant
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name Box. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Box 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Box. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Box. For the veterans among your Box ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Box lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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