Bodycote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bodycote is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Bodicott, a chapelry in the parish of East Adderbury, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Bodycote family

The surname Bodycote was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bodycote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodycote research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1500, and 1627 are included under the topic Early Bodycote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bodycote Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bodycote were recorded, including Bodycoat, Bodicoat, Bodicote, Bodicot, Bodicutt, Bodycote and many more.

Early Notables of the Bodycote family (pre 1700)

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Australia Bodycote migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bodycote Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Arthur John Edwin Bodycote (d. 1945), British Petty Officer aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [1]


  1. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html


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