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Oddy is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Oddy comes from the popular Norman given name Odo.

Oddy Early Origins



The surname Oddy 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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Oddy Spelling Variations


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Oddy Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Oddie, Oddey, Odey, Oddy, Hoddy, Hoddie, Odo and many more.

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Oddy Early History


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Oddy Early History



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

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Oddy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oddy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Oddy or a variant listed above:

Oddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Oddy who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1726

Oddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Oddy, who settled in New York State in 1823
  • M. Oddy settled in New York State in 1823
  • George Oddy settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • George Oddy, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • James Oddy settled in Philadelphia in 1866

Oddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Oddy, aged 7, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Emma Oddy, aged 14, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Frederick Oddy, aged 1, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Margaret Oddy, aged 43, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Margaret Oddy, aged 12, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Oddy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oddy 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 19 June 2015 at 20:40.

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