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The name Body has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person with a striking physique.

Body Early Origins



The surname Body was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Body Spelling Variations


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Body Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Body have been found, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.

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Body Early History


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Body Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Body research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Body History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Body Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Body Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Body Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Body In Ireland


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Body In Ireland



Some of the Body family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Body, or a variant listed above:

Body Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Body who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Body, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert Body, who landed in Virginia in 1645
  • Robert Body settled in Virginia in 1645
  • Ann Body, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Body Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Body, who landed in Virginia in 1756

Body Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Body, who arrived in Maryland in 1844

Body Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Body arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brahmin" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Body (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Body (post 1700)



  • Ralph C Body (1903-1973), American lawyer and judge
  • Sir Richard Bernard Frank Stewart Body (b. 1927), English politician, member of the UK Parliament
  • John Stanley "Jack" Body ONZM (1944-2015), New Zealand composer, photographer, artist and ethnomusicologist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Body Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Body 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 11 May 2015 at 16:05.

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