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Origins of the Odonnell surname

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Where do most Odonnells live?

In 1921, most Odonnells lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Odonnells

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We have 26,000 records for the Odonnell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1821.

Who were Odonnells most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Odonnell first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Odonnells

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

Common Female occupations for Odonnells in 1921
Domestic Servant

73

Charwoman

72

Cotton Weaver

71

Dressmaker

61

Housekeeper

61

Common Male occupations for Odonnells in 1921
General Labourer

278

Coal Miner

203

Dock Labourer

112

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

86

Tailor

78

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