Odame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Odame family

The surname Odame was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where the name is associated with the place named Dun. "This place by some antiquaries is supposed to have derived its name from the family of Dun, who were its ancient proprietors, and by others, with apparently greater probability, from its elevation above the level of the river South Esk, which forms its boundary on the south." [1]

Early History of the Odame family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Odame research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1268, 1260, 1268, 1428, 1467, 1642, 1713, 1642 and are included under the topic Early Odame History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Odame Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunn, Dunne, Dun and others.

Early Notables of the Odame family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Patrick Dun (1642-1713), an Irish physician, born at Aberdeen, Scotland in January 1642, being second son of...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Odame Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Odame family to Ireland

Some of the Odame family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Odame family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dunn, who arrived in Maryland in 1668; Robert Dunn, a Loyalist who settled in Nova Scotia in 1785; Stephen Dunn, a Loyalist who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784.



The Odame Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mecum habito
Motto Translation: Dwell with me.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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