Odegaard Family History
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Odegaard Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, chiefly in eastern Norway, named Øygard, Øygarden, Ødegård, Ødegaard, from øyde ‘deserted’ + gård ‘enclosure’, ‘farm’. These, for the most part, are farmsteads that were left deserted after the Black Death of 1349.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press