Boddington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Boddington is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Boddington, which had parishes in the county of Gloucestershire, as well as the county of Northampton.
Early Origins of the Boddington family
The surname Boddington was first found in Gloucestershire at Boddington, a parish, in the union of Tewkesbury, partly in the Lower division of the hundred of Westminster. "This place is distinguished as the scene of the last great battle fought (in 893) between Alfred the Great and the Danes, who, having intrenched themselves, were surrounded by the king with the whole force of his dominions, with the view of reducing them by famine. After having been compelled to eat their horses, many perished from hunger, and the remainder made a desperate sally upon the English; a great number fell in the action, but a considerable body effected their escape." 
Upper and Lower Boddington are parishes in the union of Banbury, hundred of Chipping-Warden, S. division of the county of Northampton. 
Early History of the Boddington family
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Boddington Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boddington has been spelled many different ways, including Boddington, Bodington and others.
Early Notables of the Boddington family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Boddington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Boddington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Boddington Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century