Bode Family History
Bode Name Meaning
Dutch and German: occupational name for a messenger or representative, Dutch bode, Middle Low German bode. A bode was a medieval official with a variety of different functions. German and Danish: from the North German personal name Bodo, a derivative of Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’. North German and Dutch: a topographic name from Middle Low German bode, bude ‘booth’, ‘small house’. Danish: habitational name from a place named Bode.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press