Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Bodemead, Bodemeaid, Bodimead, Bodymead, Bodymede
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Bodimeade
Contact: Dr Andrew Millard
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.
For lots more information and discussion of the origins and distribution of the name see the Bodimeade One-Name Study webpages
There is a Bodimeade genealogy discussion board at Genforum
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