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There are approximately 633 people named Bodley in the UK. That makes it the 9,300th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 10 are named Bodley.

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The Bodley surname in historical dictionaries

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)

(origin: Cor. Br. Local) The house on the lea; from Bod, a house, and ley.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

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