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The Bodychan name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a maker or seller of knives. The surname Bodychan comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.

Bodychan Early Origins



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

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Bodychan Spelling Variations


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Bodychan Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bodychan has undergone many spelling variations, including Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.

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Bodychan Early History


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Bodychan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodychan research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1297, 1312, 1331, 1349, 1369, 1623, 1752, 1779, 1572, 1523, 1518, 1519, 1610, 1611, 1639, 1640 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Bodychan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodychan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bodychan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bodychan In Ireland


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Bodychan In Ireland



Some of the Bodychan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bodychan were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Crom-a-Boo
Motto Translation: Crom for ever.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Bodychan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodychan 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 16 September 2013 at 18:14.

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