Boder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Boder surname is derived from German word "boden," which means "floor" or "bottom." It is thought that the first Boder family may have lived in the bottom of a valley.

Early Origins of the Boder family

The surname Boder 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.

Early History of the Boder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boder research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1707, 1713, 1740, 1720, 1793, 1730, 1793 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Boder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bode, Boden, Boder, Bohde, Bohden, Boede, Boedde and many more.

Early Notables of the Boder family (pre 1700)

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. Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was born at Barum in Brunswick in 1730. He had a strange and varied life as bassoon and oboe-player, composer, newspaper editor...
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United States Boder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Val Boder, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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