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.
One of the first records of the name was Constantine Bodin (fl. 1072-1101) who was the ruler of Duklja, from 1081 to 1101.
Early History of the Bodine family
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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)
Notable amongst the name at this time was Joseph Bodin, Counsellor of the Government and Mayor of Périgueux. Jean Bodin (1530-1596) was a French jurist, political philosopher and professor of...
In the United States, the name Bodine is the 7,626th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bodine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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.