Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a maker or seller of knives. The surname Boddekane comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.
Early Origins of the Boddekane family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Boddekane family
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Boddekane Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Boddekane family name include Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Boddekane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boddekane family to Ireland
Some of the Boddekane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boddekane family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Boddekane or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
The Boddekane Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Crom for ever.
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