The proud Norman name of Bodge was developed in England
soon after Norman Conquest
in 1066. It was name for a a person who habitually dresses in drab or murky colors. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English word bis,
meaning dingy or murky.
Early Origins of the Bodge family
The surname Bodge was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times, soon after the Norman Conquest
by Duke William in 1066 A.D. They were descended from Aluric Bysch, a Norman noble, who attended William at the Battle of Hastings.
Early History of the Bodge family
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Bodge Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bodge have been found, including Bysh, Bish, Bishe, Byshe, Bisshe, Bysshe and others.
Early Notables of the Bodge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bodge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bodge were among those contributors:
Bodge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Bodge, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)