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About the study
Today three spellings of the name are found. In September 2003 as well as Bodimeade (223 people) the other variants in Britain were Bodimead (18 people) and Bodemeaid (18 people). However, the spelling has varied widely in the past and I include references to:
Bodiemead Bodimade Bodimaid Bodimede Bodmead Bodmeaid Bodymead Bodymeade Bodymed Bodymede Boddemeade Boddimead Boddimede Boddymead Boddymeade Boddymeaid Bodemead Bodemeade Bodemeaide Bodemede Bodemiede
In the late 16th to early 18th centuries it was not uncommon for people who wrote their own name as Bodimeade, Bodymead or Bodimead to appear in church and manorial records as Bodyman or Bodiment.