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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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bodley. The most common Bodley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Bodley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bodley family was Carpenter.

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Bodley Life Expectancy

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