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The ancestors of the Bodden family may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived on the lands of Bowden, in Roxburghshire where the family held lands since the early Middle Ages.

Bodden Early Origins



The surname Bodden was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were originally of Bodin in Normandy.

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Bodden Spelling Variations


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Bodden Spelling Variations



Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bodden has been recorded as Bowden, Bouden, Boulden, Bouldene, Bolden, Boldane, Boldan, Boden, Bodden and many more.

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Bodden Early History


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Bodden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodden research. Another 354 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Bodden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bodden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodden In Ireland


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Bodden In Ireland



Some of the Bodden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North Ameri ca. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Bodden name:

Bodden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bodden settled in New England in 1774

Bodden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Bodden settled in Texas in 1861

Bodden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Bodden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1901
  • Thomas Bodden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1902
  • Charles Bodden, who landed in Mississippi in 1902
  • Harris Lenard and Thomas Bodden both of whom arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1902
  • Harris Lenard Bodden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodden (post 1700)



  • Leigh Edmond Bodden (b. 1981), American NFL football quarterback

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bodden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodden 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 25 January 2014 at 11:59.

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