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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. van- box-tel  [key]
Other Forms FormsBockstael, Van Bockstaele, Van Boextel, Van Boksel, Van Bokstel, Van Boxcel, Van Boxel, Van Boxsel, Van Boxstaele, Van Boxstel

Meaning & History

The family name Van Boxtel indicates origin from the North Brabant place Boxtel, written around 1110 Buchestelle, and later in the Middle Ages, among others, Bucstelle and Boextel.
a combination of the animal name buck and the word stelle 'stable, safe residence'.
The family name has been handed down in various spellings, but this name form, which corresponds to the contemporary spelling of the place name, is by far the most common.
Added 10/6/2021 by anonymous