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The origins of the Welsh name Bodwrd go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Bodwrd once lived in the settlement called Boothroyd in the West Riding of Yorkshire. However, there was also a place called Bodwrda in the county of Carnarvon. The surname Bodwrd belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Bodwrd Early Origins



The surname Bodwrd was first found in Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn), a Welsh-speaking island, and present day County of Isle of Anglesey, located at the northwestern extremity of Wales, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bodwrd Spelling Variations


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Bodwrd Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Bodwrd has seen various spelling variations: Boothroyd, Bodwrd, Boddwryd, Bodwryd and others.

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Bodwrd Early History


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Bodwrd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodwrd research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bodwrd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodwrd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodwrd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bodwrd 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



In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bodwrd Abraham Boothroyd who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845; followed by Charles and Benjamin in 1856 and 1869 respectively; Jabez Boothroyd settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1823..

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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Bodwrd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodwrd 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 31 March 2014 at 11:04.

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