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Before Irish names were translated into English, Odriscoll had a Gaelic form of O hEidersceoil, from the word eidirsceol, which means an intermediary.

Odriscoll Early Origins



The surname Odriscoll was first found in the southern part of the county of Kerry. They were later forced out of this territory by the O'Sullivans, and migrated eastward, settling around Baltimore in the southwest of County Cork. They remain almost exclusively in this region today, despite the depredations of the neighboring O'Donovan and O'Mahony septs. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
The sept takes its name from Eidersceoil, who was born around 910 AD, and was in turn descended from Lughaide Laidhe, who was the ancestor of the Corca Laoidheclann which occupied the area of Cork belonging to the diocese of Ross.The variant Dirsicall was ten times more common than O'Driscoll eighty years ago, the situation has now been reversed.

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Odriscoll Spelling Variations


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Odriscoll Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached and the spelling of surnames often changed through a bearer's lifetime. Research into the name Odriscoll revealed spelling variations, including Driscoll, O'Driscoll and others.

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Odriscoll Early History


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Odriscoll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Odriscoll research. Another 431 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1460 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Odriscoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Odriscoll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Odriscoll Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Odriscoll Notables 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



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Odriscoll, or one of its variants:

Odriscoll Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Florence O'Driscoll who landed in Virginia in 1663

Odriscoll Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen O'Driscoll, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Michael O'Driscoll, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • James O'Driscoll, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Odriscoll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Odriscoll (post 1700)



  • Timothy J. "Tim" O'Driscoll (b. 1964), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2011-)
  • Martha O'Driscoll (1922-1998), American film actress, active from 1937 until 1947
  • William V. O'Driscoll, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940, 1944
  • Dennis O'Driscoll (b. 1954), Irish poet, essayist, critic and editor
  • Emma O'Driscoll (b. 1982), Irish television presenter
  • Brian O'Driscoll (b. 1979), Irish international rugby union player
  • Shane O'Driscoll (b. 1977), Irish-born rugby league player
  • Patrick O'Driscoll (1878-1949), Irish Clann na Talmhan politician
  • John O'Driscoll (b. 1953), Irish international rugby union player
  • Ger O'Driscoll (b. 1987), Irish sports person
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Odriscoll Historic Events


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Odriscoll Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Bridget O'Driscoll, aged 24, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballydehob, Cork who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible D

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

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