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The Bodde surname is derived from German word "boden," which means "floor" or "bottom." It is thought that the first Bodde family may have lived in the bottom of a valley.

Bodde Early Origins



The surname Bodde was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Bodde Spelling Variations


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Bodde Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bode, Boden, Boder, Bohde, Bohden, Boede, Boedde and many more.

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Bodde Early History


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Bodde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodde research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1713, 1720, 1740, 1747, 1793, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Bodde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Johann Joachim Bode (1720-1793), who was a prominent publisher and translator in Weimar, as well as a friend and business partner of the great Lessing. Major Baron...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bodde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bodde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M A Bodde, who arrived in America in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodde (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodde (post 1700)



  • William Bodde Jr. (b. 1931), American diplomat, 2nd United States Ambassador to the Marshall Islands (1992-1995), 4th United States Ambassador to Fiji (1980-1981)
  • Derk Bodde (1909-2003), American Sinologist and historian of China, former president of the American Oriental Society (1968-1969)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Bodde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodde Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 March 2014 at 09:18.

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