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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Odell.

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Odell

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