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The Bödde surname is derived from German word "boden," which means "floor" or "bottom." It is thought that the first Bödde family may have lived in the bottom of a valley.

Bödde Early Origins



The surname Bödde was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Bödde Spelling Variations


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Bödde Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bode, Boden, Boder, Bohde, Bohden, Boede, Boedde and many more.

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Bödde Early History


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Bödde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bödde research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1713, 1720, 1740, 1747, 1793, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Bödde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bödde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bödde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Johann Joachim Bode (1720-1793), who was a prominent publisher and translator in Weimar, as well as a friend and business partner of the great Lessing. Major Baron...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bödde Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bödde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M A Bodde, who arrived in America in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bödde (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bödde (post 1700)



  • William Bodde Jr. (b. 1931), American diplomat, 2nd United States Ambassador to the Marshall Islands (1992-1995), 4th United States Ambassador to Fiji (1980-1981)
  • Derk Bodde (1909-2003), American Sinologist and historian of China, former president of the American Oriental Society (1968-1969)

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Bödde Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bödde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bödde 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 31 March 2014 at 09:18.

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