Bode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Bode is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person with a striking physique.

Early Origins of the Bode family

The surname Bode was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bode family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bode research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1597, 1688, 1754 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bode Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bode has appeared include Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.

Early Notables of the Bode family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bode family to Ireland

Some of the Bode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bode migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bode arrived in North America very early:

Bode Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Laurens Bode, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Lorentz Bode, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Martin Bode, who arrived in America in 1778 [1]
  • Friedrich Bode, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
  • Heinrich Bode, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bode Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hinrich Bode, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Johann H Bode, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Just Bode, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Herman Bode, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Just, Elisabeth, Christian and Catharina Bode, who, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bode migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bode Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Charles Bodé U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 19 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, traveling with his wife and 2 children [2]
  • Mrs. Ann Bodé U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 71 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, traveling with his wife and 2 children [2]
  • Miss Mary Bodé U.E. (b. 1773), aged 10 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 124 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, traveling with his wife and 2 children [2]
  • Miss Margaret Bodé U.E. (b. 1765), aged 18 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 123 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, traveling with his wife and 2 children [2]

Bode migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bode Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James R. Bode, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bode (post 1700)

  • Boyd Henry Bode (1873-1953), American educator, professor of education at Ohio State University
  • Ralf D Bode (1941-2001), German-born, American cinematographer
  • Hendrik Wade Bode (1905-1982), American (Dutch descent) electrical engineer and academic
  • John Ernest Bode (1816-1874), English divine, son of William Bode, of the post office [4]
  • Elert Bode (b. 1934), Breslau-born, German television actor
  • Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826), German astronomer
  • Wolfram Bode (b. 1942), German biochemist
  • Johnny Bode (1912-1983), Swedish singer and composer
  • Bode Miller (b. 1977), American Olympic alpine skier who won gold, three sliver, and two bronze medals at the 2002, 2020, and 2014 games

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
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