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Origins Available: Belgium, English

Where did the Belgium Oden family come from? What is the Belgium Oden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Oden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Oden family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ottesen, Ottsen, Ottesen, Ottosen, Otzen, Ottsen, Outzen, Otten, Ottens, Oden, Odens, Ottersen and many more.

First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Liege, a province in Belgium, center of Walloon country. Within this province the notable towns are Liege, the capital city, seat of the great cathedral of St.Lambert destroyed in 1794. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oden research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 170 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Oden History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • William Oden, who arrived in Virginia in 1634

Oden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • W Oden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Angel Cawley Oden, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1896

Oden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Brin Oden, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1900
  • Axel H. Oden, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Daniel Felix Oden, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Coleman Oden, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922

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  • Henry Oden (b. 1947), American blues musician
  • Anthony Earl Oden (b. 1973), American football coach and former player
  • Lon Oden (1863-1910), American layman, legendary Texas Ranger of the Old West
  • Robert Allen Oden Jr. (1946-1995), American academic, President of Kenyon College from 1995-2002
  • Gloria Catherine Oden (b. 1923), American poet, editor and retired professor of English
  • Scott Oden (b. 1967), American historical novelist
  • Thomas Clark Oden (b. 1931), American United Methodist theologian and religious author
  • Beverly Oden (1971-1996), American volleyball player at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • James Burke "St. Louis Jimmy" Oden (1903-1977), American blues vocalist and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Gregory Wayne "Greg" Oden Jr. (b. 1988), American NBA basketball player

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The Oden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oden 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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