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Bodychyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The saga of the name Bodychyn follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a maker or seller of knives. The surname Bodychyn 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 Bodychyn family

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

Early History of the Bodychyn family

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

Bodychyn Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bodychyn were recorded, including Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.

Early Notables of the Bodychyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bodychyn family to Ireland

Some of the Bodychyn 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.

Migration of the Bodychyn family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bodychyn family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

The Bodychyn 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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