Body Family History
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Body Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English body, Old English bodig ‘body’, ‘trunk’, presumably denoting a corpulent person. In Middle English the word was also used in the sense ‘individual’, ‘person’. English: occupational name for a messenger, Middle English bode (Old English boda; compare Bothe), with the spelling altered to preserve a disyllabic pronunciation. This development can be clearly traced in Sussex. French: variant of Bodin. Hungarian (Bódy): variant of Bódi (see Bodi).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press