Origin and Meaning

English: The history of the surname Box is from Middle English, Old English box 'box-tree' or 'box-wood' (Latin name buxus). The word Box used to refer to a box-tree or box-wood and used to indicate a yellowish colour and was given as a nickname to someone with a jaundiced complexion. The surname could also refer to someone living near a box-thicket or habitional name for someone living in Box in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, Box Hall in Hertfordshire. It may have also been given as an occupational name for someone who worked with box wood.

First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Spelling variations: Box, Boxe.

Box Coat of Arms

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