Bodor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bodor surname is derived from German word "boden," which means "floor" or "bottom." It is thought that the first Bodor family may have lived in the bottom of a valley.

Early Origins of the Bodor family

The surname Bodor was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Bodor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodor research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1707, 1713, 1740, 1720, 1793, 1730, 1793 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Bodor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bodor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bode, Boden, Boder, Bohde, Bohden, Boede, Boedde and many more.

Early Notables of the Bodor family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time included Johann Joachim Bode (1720-1793), who was a prominent publisher and translator in Weimar, as well as a friend and business partner of the great Lessing. Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was born at Barum in Brunswick in 1730. He had a strange and varied life as bassoon and oboe-player, composer, newspaper editor...
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Migration of the Bodor family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the family of Just, Elisabeth, Christian and Catharina Bode, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804. Friedrich Bode, age 25; settled in Texas in 1845. Jacob Bodel settled in Philadelphia in 1767.



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