A few years ago my next door neighbour was a chap called Charles Hodd. I spent many evenings talking with him about lots of things. He was the son of Charles Henry Hodd (from Croydon), who was a descendent of John Odd. Charlie told me that he was descended from a boy who was the product of an morganic marriage between a Duke and an actress - and he remembered that the name came from "Odd Boy". He did name the Duke, but I can't remember it now.
Charlie Hodd worked in a Quarry as an engineer for 50 odd years. When he retired they closed the pit. He took up painting later in life - a passion that had been on hold for most of his life. When he was a boy, he had the opportunity to go to Croydon Art School, but his father banned this, and he was sent to work at the quarry his father worked for, initially cleaning the latrines. Charlie was born in 1908, and died in 1998 having just made it to his 90th birthday. I have many fond memories of Charlie.
If the name of the Duke comes back to me, I will send to the thread. He remembered a funeral in the 1920's - where lots of men attended, and when they turned from the grave, they made some comment about that putting an end to those who knew about it. I believe this funeral may have been William Hodd who died in 1925 aged 90.