Show ContentsBodeen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bodeen name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in an area with a broad valley, or a hillside. Bootham is a district near the center of the city of York, North Yorkshire. Blidworth Bottoms is a hamlet in Nottinghamshire. Angram Bottoms is a 24 acres biological site near to the village of Angram in the Yorkshire Dales. Today Pitt Town Bottoms is a historic town and suburb of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia.

Early Origins of the Bodeen family

The surname Bodeen was first found in Norfolk and North Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was Dowe de Bothemes who was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1246. A few years later, Laurence de Biouthom who was listed in 1287 and a de Bothum who was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1303. Just five years later, Richard del Botham was listed in the Court Rolls in the Manor of Wakefield in 1307. [1]

Early History of the Bodeen family

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Bodeen Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bodeen were recorded, including Bottom, Botham, Bootham, Bodham and others.

Early Notables of the Bodeen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bodeen family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bodeen family emigrate to North America: John Bottam who settled in Virginia in 1623; John Bottom settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Bottom settled in Virginia in 1633; Parker Bottom settled in New England in 1850.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook