It all started with Patrick (the great grandfather of JFK) and his wife Bridget Murphy who sailed to America in 1849 and worked as a cooper or barrel maker. As each new generation was born, the Kennedys also rose in stature, with Patrick J.
Through the lowered and lightly flaired ejection port you can see the words "KART 45 NM," giving credit where it's due to the famed barrel maker, and when you jack the slide, the gleaming mirror finish on both the pistol's feed ramps is impossible to miss.
The name bodger probably comes from the old German word botticher, which is their word for a cooper or barrel maker. (Bodger in English became the name for someone who starts a job but never completes it properly - probably because bodgers did not produce whole chairs, just parts for them).