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Origins of the Odonnell surname

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About the Odonnells

We have a total number of 98249 records for people with the last name Odonnell.

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Where do most Odonnells live?

In 1921, most Odonnells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Odonnells

How common is your surname?

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

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




Cotton Weaver






Common Male occupations for Odonnells in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




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