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Odell Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wad ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell. (O’Dell) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bodell, Dell, Rowell, Cowell, Woodell, Doll, Powell, Knell, Adell

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Odell Family Origin

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Odell Family Occupations

What did your Odell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Odell. A less common occupation for the Odell family was Farm Laborer. The most common Odell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Odell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Odell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Odell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Odell. 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 Card

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

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Odell Life Expectancy

What is the average Odell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Odell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Odell in 1942 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Odell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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