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O'Dell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The O'Dell surname, has been found in Ireland since the 17th century. Before that, it was of English origins. Interestingly, in Ireland, the name has been altered to appear as if it had Irish Gaelic origins. It is also thought that some Irish Gaelic families adopted the O'Dell name during the seventeenth century. Extensive research into some of the most ancient documents has revealed the O'Dell surname to be of Anglo-Saxon origin, taken on as a surname from a place named Odell in Bedfordshire. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English words "wad," and "hyll," meaning "woad" (a plant collected for the blue dye produced by its leaves), and "hill."

Early Origins of the O'Dell family


The surname O'Dell was first found in Bedfordshire, where their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the O'Dell family


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O'Dell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Odell, O'Dell and others.

Early Notables of the O'Dell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'Dell family to Ireland


Some of the O'Dell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the O'Dell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

O'Dell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Odell, who settled in New England in 1630
  • William Odell, who arrived in New England in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Odell, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

O'Dell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Odell, who landed in Virginia in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

O'Dell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Odell and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1820

O'Dell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dora C. O'Dell, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Queenstown, in 1905
  • F. Edith O'Dell, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Agnes O'Dell, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Frank O'Dell, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1923

O'Dell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Odell U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 173 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Mary Odell U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 292 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jonathan Odell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Rev. Jonathan Odell U.E. (b. 1737) born in Newark, New Jersey, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Pennsylvania Loyalists as a Chaplain, he was the First Province Secretary in New Brunswick, he was a Loyalist Poet who served as an administrator and satiric Poet-propagandist for the British, he died in 1818 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Daniel Odell Jr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

O'Dell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Eric O'Dell, aged 7, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1915

O'Dell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. O'Dell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name O'Dell (post 1700)


  • William Hamilton "Billy" O'Dell (1938-2016), American businessman and politician, Member of the South Carolina Senate (1989-2016)
  • Walden "Wally" O'Dell, American former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Diebold
  • Jack O'Dell (b. 1924), African-American member of the U.S. Civil Rights movement who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Kenny O'Dell (b. 1946), born Kenneth Gist Jr, an American country music singer and songwriter
  • Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), American multiple Newbery Medal winning author of 26 novels for young people
  • Benjamin Barker Odell (1854-1926), American political figure
  • John O'Dell (1898-1989), award-winning American children's author
  • Matthew Odell (b. 1979), American pianist
  • Jennifer O'Dell (b. 1974), American film and television actress
  • Nancy Humphries O'Dell (b. 1966), American television host and entertainment journalist
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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