Odin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Odin family

The surname Odin 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.

Early History of the Odin family

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Odin Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Oddie, Oddey, Odey, Oddy, Hoddy, Hoddie, Odo and many more.

Early Notables of the Odin family (pre 1700)

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United States Odin migration to the United States +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Odin or a variant listed above:

Odin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Odin, who settled in New Orleans, La. in 1822
  • F. F. Odin settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Odin (post 1700) +

  • S. Amandus Odin, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1912 [1]
  • John K. Odin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952 [1]
  • Henry Odin Tilton (b. 1885), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1933; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952 [2]
  • Odin Patiño (b. 1983), Mexican professional football player
  • Odin Elsford Stanley Langen (1913-1976), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 67th District, 1951-58; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1959-71 [3]
  • Odin Guitar, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1886 [4]
  • Odin G. Loren, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Colón, 1922; Edmonton, 1926-31; Antofagasta, 1932; U.S. Consul in Nuevo Laredo, 1938; Maracaibo, 1947 [5]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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