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The ancient history of the Bodin name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the village of Bodden, Staffordshire, where traces of the family dating from before the Norman Conquest have been found.

Bodin Early Origins



The surname Bodin was first found in Staffordshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Bodin Spelling Variations


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Bodin Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bodin include Boden, Boyden, Bodin, Bodinus, Boydinus, Boidin and many more.

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Bodin Early History


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Bodin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodin research. Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1156, 1200, 1208, 1401, 1500, 1565, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Bodin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bodin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bodin or a variant listed above:

Bodin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bodin, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Ambrose Bodin, who arrived in New England in 1658

Bodin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elisabet Bodin, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1755
  • Cath Elisabet Bodin, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1759

Bodin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Bodin, who landed in Canada in 1642

Bodin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bodin arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodin (post 1700)



  • Jacques Bodin (b. 1949), French hyperrealist painter
  • Paul Bodin (b. 1964), former Welsh soccer player
  • Lars Gunnar Bodin (b. 1935), Swedish pioneer in the field of electronic music
  • Jean Bodin (1530-1596), French political philosopher

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Contra audentior
Motto Translation: Bodly against the enemy


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bodin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 December 2013 at 14:18.

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