Hi. We’re the Bodkin Brothers of Long Island, New York (Matt & Bill). Well, we’re not the only ones, but we are the ones who have started this blog dedicated to publishing the information we (mostly Matt) have gathered concerning Bodkin family genealogy, in the hopes of educating the far flung Bodkin family about it and potentially obtaining any additional information concerning the Bodkin family tree.
Who are the Bodkins? The Bodkin clan is one of the Fourteen Founding Tribes of County Galway. You can see the Bodkin family herald hanging in Galway City’s Eyre Square. The Bodkin family is one of the smallest of the “tribes.” The odds are excellent if you’re a Bodkin and Irish or of Irish descent, we’re related.
Our great-great grandfather, Christopher P. Bodkin (1845-1905), came to New York City in the 1880’s under, well, as you can see from another post, somewhat interesting circumstances. He had three children survive to old age: Christopher (1879-1956), John (1881-1956) and Alphonsus (Stan or Al) (1886-1958). We are descended from John’s branch of the family.
We would encourage all Bodkins (and those crazy enough to love them) to join us here, and to freely share any information with us: stories, legends, lore, and, perhaps most of all, verifiable facts (We love documents!).
Thanks. We’re looking forward to a great conversation.