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The Boddin surname is derived from one of several places names; such as Bowden in Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire. The place names are thought to derive from the Old English words "boga," or "bow" and "dłn," or "hill;" thus, a curved hill.

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The surname Boddin 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 Hasting in 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowden, Bouden, Boulden, Boden, Bodden, Bodin and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boddin research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1279, 1296, and 1333 are included under the topic Early Boddin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Boddin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Boddin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boddin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Mary Boddin, who landed in Virginia in 1666

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The Boddin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boddin 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.

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