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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Oddie family name to the British Isles. Oddie comes from the popular Norman given name Odo.

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The surname Oddie was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisburn, and Withernsea in that shire. They are conjecturally believed to be descended from Count Odo who was also ancestor of the Counts of Aumale and the Lords of Holderness.

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Oddie, Oddey, Odey, Oddy, Hoddy, Hoddie, Odo and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oddie research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oddie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Oddie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oddie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. R. Oddie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
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  • Bill Oddie, English comedic actor, and wildlife television producer
  • Judge Christopher Ripley Oddie,
  • Guy Barrie Oddie, Professor of Architecture, University of Edinburgh
  • Lily Oddie (b. 1937), former provincial politician in Ontario, Canada
  • Tasker Oddie (1870-1950), Governor of Nevada and United States Senator
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    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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