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The Odle name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Odell, or Woodhill, which were in Bedsfordshire. The surname Odle comes from the Old English words wad, and hyll, which mean woad (a plant collected for the blue dye produced by its leaves), and hill.

Odle Early Origins



The surname Odle was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Odle Spelling Variations


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Odle Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Odle has undergone many spelling variations, including Odell, O'Dell, Odehull, Wodehull, Wodhull and others.

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Odle Early History


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Odle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Odle research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Odle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Odle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Odle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Odle In Ireland


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Odle In Ireland



Some of the Odle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Odle were among those contributors:

Odle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Odle, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Odle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Odle (post 1700)



  • Lou Odle, American football coach for the Sterling Warriors 1940 to 1941
  • Robert C. Odle Jr., American lawyer, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dennis Odle, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 2007
  • Alan Odle (1888-1948), English illustrator, husband of the English novelist Dorothy Richardson

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Odle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Odle 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 26 September 2016 at 13:47.

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