This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Bodman and Bodenham and its variants in England and other places worldwide.
The family name Bodman also occurs in the following countries: Germany, England (and Wales), Scotland, France, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden. Where we have information, we will also include it on this site.
There are two main historic concentrations of the Bodman name: in England, with a strong historic focus on the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset; and in the south-west of what is now Germany, with a strong focus on the small town of Bodman.
Bodenhams were found in medieval times in Herefordshire and later in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.