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Origins of the Odell surname

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About the Odells

We have a total number of 29821 records for people with the last name Odell.

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Where do most Odells live?

In 1921, most Odells lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Odells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 24,600 records for the Odell surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Odells most likely to marry?



O Dells

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What are the most common Odell first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Odells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Odells in 1921
Lace Maker




Straw Plaiter






Common Male occupations for Odells in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Farm Labourer


General Labourer




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