Bodon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bodon is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a maker of buttons. The surname Bodon was originally derived from the Old French word boton, the name for a maker and seller of buttons.

Early Origins of the Bodon family

The surname Bodon was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bodon family

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Bodon Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bodon family name include Botten, Button, Boton, Botun, Buttone, Botting and others.

Early Notables of the Bodon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bodon family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Bodon or a variant listed above: Henry Botting who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773. on Facebook