Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bowdey was originally derived from a family having lived in or near the village of Bowood, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Bowdey family
Dorset, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Bowdey family
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Bowdey Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bowdey include Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bowdey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowdey family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.
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