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Bodley Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name of uncertain origin: probably from a lost settlement called Buddeley in Tabley Superior, Cheshire. Another possibility is Budleigh in Devon (Bodelie in Domesday Book), named with Old English budda ‘beetle’ (or the same word used as a byname) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bowley, Godley, Bordley, Bosley, Badley, Boxley, Bodle, Coley, Comley

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Bodley Family Origin

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Bodley Family Occupations

What did your Bodley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bodley occupation in the UK was Joiner. 6% of Bodley's were Joiners. A less common occupation for the Bodley family was Agricultural Labourer. Joiner, Bricklayer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodley.

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  • Joiner

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bodley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bodley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bodley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bodley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bodley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bodley. For the veterans among your Bodley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bodley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bodley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bodley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bodley in 1959 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bodley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bodley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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