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The name Ody reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ody family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Ody is based on the popular Norman given name Odo.

Ody Early Origins



The surname Ody 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.

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Ody Spelling Variations


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Ody Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ody are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ody include Oddie, Oddey, Odey, Oddy, Hoddy, Hoddie, Odo and many more.

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Ody Early History


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Ody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ody research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ody Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ody 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ody, or a variant listed above:

Ody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Ody, aged 16, landed in New York in 1854
  • Barbara Ody, who arrived in Brazil in 1860
  • Philipp Ody, who arrived in Brazil in 1860
  • Johann Peter Ody, who arrived in Brazil in 1861
  • Katharina Ody, who landed in Brazil in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ody Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Ody, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Ody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ody 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 November 2014 at 10:48.

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