Last name: Odom

This is the patronymic form of the personal name "Odam", meaning "son of Odam". It is an interesting and unusual name with a very specific and clear derivation. In Old English pre 7th Century the word "athum" meant "son-in-law" and in Middle English had become "Odam". Both were apparently used as nicknames to distinguish a man who had made a particularly good match for himself by marrying the daughter of a leading citizen in the local community. An Edward Ondham (a corruption of the name) is recorded as a resident of St. Lucys Parish, Barbados in 1679. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Odam. which was dated 1313, in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire. during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Lee Odom
South Mississippi says hello Odoms!

Linda King-Rice
My birth name is Odom. I always thought this was an uncommon name; but I guess not. My father was born in Alabama, and we still have relatives there. We currently live in MA. Glad to know that I probably have distant relatives all over the world.

madeline odom

louisiana is my home. odom power.

Clara Odom
Orange Etoni Odom from Ar.

R. Odom
From New Jersey

Rus Odom

Shamika Odom
From Mississippi

Chuck Odom
North Carolina

Keshawna odom
Baltimore maryland hi family we should have a family reunion lol

R Odom
Illinois / Missouri

Matthew Odom
Beaumont Tx!!!


Edward Eugene Odom
Puerto Rico

Meredithe Odom
Hi Odoms family from WV, NC, NJ

Patricia Barton Griffith
My Grandfather was George McDuff Odom from Dahlonega, GA. Would like any info on him. I do not know his wife's name or if he had any other family. I would really like to fined out. He had 2 children Floyd and Maebell (my mother), she passed in 2000.

Odus Darrell Odom
I live in Ar. My family tree in America started in 1632 Va. Came to america from Dubland Orland.

diane flanders
my grand mothers last name was odom and she grew up in Indiana I know some relatives are still there I just don't know who her name was maybel and she was 1 of I think 13 so if you know any one I would love to hear from you

Cassandra Odom
Odom from Cali my fathers name is Manuel Ernest Odom uncles: Peewee, Mingo, hit me up would love too meet new fam.

Cassandra Odom
Odom from Cali my fathers name is Manuel Ernest Odom uncles: Peewee, Mingo, hit me up would love too meet new fam.

Curtis Blake Odom
The definition of our name has been changed to misdirect us. If you read you will see Odom means "from Adam" the original hebrew pronounced Adam and ah-dahm so as different families had to start recording their name for personal tax that was brought about, they spelled it different ways.....which can also help you find your individual family "branch" but the point is, ODOM IS FROM ADAM (adam and eve)

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