on this board earlier asked about the meaning of the name Bode. Here was Elea
"This is what the "Dictionary of American Family Names" ed. Hanks, P. has for the surname Bode:
1.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.
2.German and Danish: from the North German
personal name Bodo, a derivative of Old Saxon
and Dutch: a topographic name from Middle Low German
bode, bude ‘booth’, ‘small house’.
4.Danish: habitational name from a place named Bode."