Odell Family History
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Odell Name Meaning
habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wad ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell. (O’Dell) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bodell, Dell, Rowell, Cowell, Woodell, Doll, Powell, Knell, Adell