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Odom Family History

Odom Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

687,045 Historical Documents with Odom on Ancestry
135,178 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,714 Military Records
2,167 Immigration Records
67,097 Census and Voter Lists
459,889 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Odom Families

  • Number of Odom families
     168 - 334
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Odom families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Odom families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Odom census records

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Odom Family Origin

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Odom Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Odom

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Odom Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Odom census records

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Odom Civil War Service Records

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