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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.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Oddie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Oddie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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.
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