The name Odingel reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Odingel family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Odingel family lived in Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Odingel family
The surname Odingel 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Odingel family
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Odingel Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Odingel family name include Odingsells, Odingsell, Odingells, Odingell, Odingsleigh, Odingsly, Odingslie, Odingsley and many more.
Early Notables of the Odingel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Odingel family to Ireland
Some of the Odingel family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Odingel family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Odingel family to immigrate North America: Thomas Odingsells who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635.