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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. Boud-lee(Old English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBodelie, Bodley, Baddeley, Bodleigh, Budleigh, Buddelegh, Bodele

Meaning & History

A habitational name from the parish of Budleigh, near Exeter in Devon or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire. From the Old English budda, meaning "beetle" and leah, meaning "wood" or "clearing", also known as a glade. First appeared in the Book of Doomsday in 1086 as Bodelie.

Via and via the Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press.
Added 9/11/2019 by jenna.lucille