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The surname Bodman is of local derivation. The family name is derived from the place name Bodmann, a barony on the shores of the Lake of Constance, which straddles the German, Swiss, and Austrian borders. Many German family names were derived from the names of small villages, royal or noble households, and even large religious dwellings and monasteries.

Bodman Early Origins



The surname Bodman was first found in Swabia, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Ancient chronicles suggest that the oldest and most prominent line of the family stems from the old counts of Lindau on Lake Constance. Indeed, the founding father was made count of the castle Bodmann on Lake Constance by Duke Varin of Alemania in the year 720 A.D. Around 930 A.D., Caspar von Bodmann distinguished himself under Kaiser Heinrich I in battles against the Hungarian tribes. In the 10th century, the family split into two main lines, the Bodmann and the Hohen-Bodmann, the latter having their seat in the village of the same name on Lake Ueberling.

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Bodman Spelling Variations


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Bodman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bodmann, Bodman, Boddmann, Boddman, Baudmann, Baudman, Bauddmann and many more.

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Bodman Early History


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Bodman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodman research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1686, 1691, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Bodman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bodman 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bodman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bodman, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Andrew Bodman, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Edward Bodman, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Bodman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Bodman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bodman (post 1700)



  • Samuel Wright Bodman III (b. 1938), American engineer and administrator, US Secretary of Energy and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department
  • Dr. Herbert L Bodman, Professor Emeritus of History at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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Bodman Historic Events


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Bodman Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Anthony Arthur Bodman (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Bodman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodman 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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