have been doing some reading and came across the surname Bodrey being a derivation of BOWDREY. My Bowdrey's came from Buckinghamshire (so far!). Buckinghamshire is surrounded by the counties; Northants, Bedford, Herts, Middlesex, Berkshire and Oxford. I noticed some of the Bodrey's came from such areas and wondered if anybody has come across a connection with Bucks yet.
Other variants of the surname are Bowdery, Boudry and Bouderie. So far I have traced my Bowdrey's back to the 1770's.