The Bode surname is derived from German word "boden," which means "floor" or "bottom." It is thought that the first Bode family may have lived in the bottom of a valley.
The surname Bode was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bode research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1713, 1720, 1740, 1747, 1793, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Bode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Bode, Boden, Boder, Bohde, Bohden, Boede, Boedde and many more.
Notables of the time included Johann Joachim Bode (1720-1793), who was a prominent publisher and translator in Weimar, as well as a friend and business partner of the great Lessing. Major Baron... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.