Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person with a striking physique.
Early Origins of the Boddy family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Boddy family
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Boddy Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boddy are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boddy include: Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.
Early Notables of the Boddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boddy family to Ireland
Some of the Boddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boddy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boddy or a variant listed above:
Boddy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Boddy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Boddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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