The origins of the Bodie surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person with a striking physique
Early Origins of the Bodie family
The surname Bodie was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bodie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodie research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Bodie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bodie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bodie has been spelled many different ways, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.
Early Notables of the Bodie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bodie family to Ireland
Some of the Bodie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bodie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bodies to arrive in North America:
Bodie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Bodie, who settled in Frederick county Maryland in 1794
Bodie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Bodie, who landed in Texas in 1846 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)
Bodie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Miss M Bodie, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
- William Bodie, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907