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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.

Oddie Early Origins



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.

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Oddie Spelling Variations


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Oddie Spelling Variations



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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Oddie Early History


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Oddie Early History



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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Oddie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oddie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Oddie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oddie (post 1700)



  • 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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Oddie Family Crest Products


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Oddie Family Crest Products




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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Oddie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oddie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2010 at 10:29.

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