The name Bawdie comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with a striking physique
Early Origins of the Bawdie family
The surname Bawdie was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bawdie family
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Bawdie Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bawdie has undergone many spelling variations
, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.
Early Notables of the Bawdie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawdie family to Ireland
Some of the Bawdie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bawdie family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bawdie were among those contributors: Thomas Body who settled in Virginia in 1636; followed by Robert in 1645; John Body settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; John Bodie settled in Frederick county Maryland in 1794.