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
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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Migration of the Boddington family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boddingtons to arrive in North America:
Boddington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Martha Boddington who settled in Barbados in 1669
Boddington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Boddington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
Boddington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edn Boddington, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- Robert Boddington, aged 33, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
- Ann Boddington, aged 33, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
- Henry Boddington, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
- William Boddington, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boddington (post 1700)
- William Boddington (1910-1996), American field hockey player
- Henry Boddington, English brewer, who become the sole owner a brewery in 1853, eponym of Boddington's Ale
- Lewis Boddington (1907-1994), English Aerospace Engineer
- Thomas Boddington, English activist
- Laura Boddington (b. 1980), Canadian (English-born) film and television actress
- Samuel Boddington (1766-1843), Irish politician
- Henry John Boddington (1811-1865), British landscape painter