Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Odlum began when someone in that family worked as a soldier. The surname Odlum literally means noble protector. The name was derived from the Old English adel helm which literally means "eagle shield."
Early Origins of the Odlum family
Somerset in south western England where, it is said the family had been settled centuries before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Odlum family
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Odlum Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Odlum has appeared include Headlam, Adhelm, Eadhelm, Adelhelm, Addlam, Adlum, Adlam and many more.
Early Notables of the Odlum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Odlum family to Ireland
Some of the Odlum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Odlum family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Odlum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Odlum (post 1700)
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