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The name Oddingsley was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Oddingsley family lived in Warwickshire.

Early Origins of the Oddingsley family


The surname Oddingsley was first found in Warwickshire at Maxtoke, a parish, in the union of Meriden, Atherstone division of the hundred of Hemlingford. "

This place, written Machintone in Domesday Book, is therein certified as having woods one mile in length and half a mile in breadth. William de Odingsells, in the reign of Henry III., had a charter of free warren in all his demesne lands here; and his son and successor claimed by prescription, in the reign of Edward I., a court-leet, with gallows, tumbrell, and assize of bread and beer, which were allowed." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Early History of the Oddingsley family

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Early History of the Oddingsley family


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Oddingsley Spelling Variations

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Oddingsley 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 Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.

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Early Notables of the Oddingsley family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Oddingsley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oddingsley family to Ireland

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Migration of the Oddingsley family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Oddingsley family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Oddingsley or a variant listed above: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.

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

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