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The origins of the Bodychant surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Bodychant began when someone in that family worked as a maker or seller of knives. The surname Bodychant comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.

Early Origins of the Bodychant family


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

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Early History of the Bodychant family

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Early History of the Bodychant family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bodychant 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 Bodychant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bodychant Spelling Variations

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Bodychant Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bodychant has appeared include Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bodychant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bodychant family (pre 1700)


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

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Migration of the Bodychant family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bodychant family to Ireland


Some of the Bodychant 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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Migration of the Bodychant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bodychant family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bodychant arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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The Bodychant Motto

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The Bodychant 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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