Bodine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.

Early Origins of the Bodine family

The surname Bodine was first found in Périgord, where this family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Bodine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodine research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1530, 1554, 1596, 1653, and 1654 are included under the topic Early Bodine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bodine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beaudin, Beaudain, Beaudein, Beauding, Beaudins, Beaudeins, Beaudains, Beauddin, Beauddyn, Beauddain, Beauddein, Beaudding, Beauddins, Beauddeins, Beauddains, Bodin, Bodyn, Bodain, Bodaing, Bodein, Boding, Bodins, Bodains, Boddin, Boddyn, Boddain, Boddaing, Boddein, Bodding, Boddins, Boddeins, Boddains, Baudin, Baudyn, Baudain, Baudain, Baudein, Bauding, Baudins, Baudeins, Baudains, Bauddin, Bauddyn, Bauddain, Baudding, Bauddins, Bauddeins, Bauddains, Beudin, Beudyn, Beudain, Beaudaing, Beaudein, Beaudins, Beudains, Beuddin, Beuddyn, Beuddain, Beuddain, Beuddaing, Beuddein, Beuddeins and many more.

Early Notables of the Bodine family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bodine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bodine migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bodine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jean Bodine, who landed in New York in 1671 [1]
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Perter Bodine, who arrived in New Jersey in 1730 [1]
  • Ferrer Bodine, who landed in New Jersey in 1730 [1]
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F.L. Bodine, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1896
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emma Bodine, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. J. A. Bodine, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Wm. Bodine, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Eleanor Bodine, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • George I. Bodine, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bodine (post 1700) +

  • Walton Marshall "Walt" Bodine (b. 1920), American broadcast journalist
  • Todd Bodine (b. 1964), American NASCAR driver
  • Geoffrey Eli Bodine (b. 1949), American NASCAR motorsport driver and bobsled builder
  • Brett Bodine (b. 1959), retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver
  • A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), American photographer for the Baltimore Sun's Sunday Sun Magazine, Popular Photography Award recipient (1949)
  • Barbara K Bodine (b. 1948), American diplomat, Ambassador to Yemen (1997-)
  • Geoff Bodine (b. 1949), American race car driver


The Bodine 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: Celestes metallum et fortunam virtutes supernitent
Motto Translation: Divine metal gives heavenly virtue.


  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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