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Odd Family History

Odd Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Codd, Dodd, Oda, Ord, Old, Todd, Ode, Oddo, Oddy, Rodd

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Where is the Odd family from?

You can see how Odd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Odd families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Odd family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Odd's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Odd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Odd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Odd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Odd. 56% of Odd men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Odd women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Odd family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Odd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 621 immigration records available for the last name Odd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Odd. For the veterans among your Odd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odd lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Odd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Odd in 1970 was 68, and 61 in 2003.

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