Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with a striking physique.
Early Origins of the Boddie family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Boddie family
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Boddie Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boddie have been found, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.
Early Notables of the Boddie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boddie family to Ireland
Some of the Boddie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boddie family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Boddie, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Boddie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Boddie (post 1700)
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