Odley Family History
Odley Surname History
The Odley family name is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the name Odley has spread, it has changed making its origin tricky to unearth. This page is the home for a detailed history of the Odley family name, Odley etymology, and history of Odley ancestors. Odley family history has a rich and complex origin whose details are beginning to be understood by Odley family members.
The recent history of the name Odley (pronounced ODD-LEIGH) derives from romany heritage and therefore recent records are difficult to verify.
In earlier times, there is evidence of a Jacob Odley acting as a shaporone/body gaurd to a female refugee and her baby as she fled Judia in 41AD. It has been speculated by some that this refugee was Mary Magdelen who was fleeing the area with her daughter Sara. The validity of these claims have still to be accepted by mainsteam academics.
Interestingly, the earliest undisputed historical record of the name Odley that I have uncovered is in a register of low ranking officials that were present at the meeting of The Council of Narcia in 325AD. K M Odley was a scribe and charged with the task of recording the councils votes.
Thereafter confirmed records of the Odley family name are scant, at least untill the early 1700's by which time and subsequently Odley's appear regularly in local birth, death & marriage records of numerous countries around the world with particular concentration in the western hemispere.
Odley country of origin
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The nationality of Odley can be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Odley may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).
Meaning of the last name Odley
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The meaning of Odley come may come from a profession, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. A lot of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many modern names like Odley come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".
- Rose Odley 1905 - 1969
- Ruth O Odley 1910 - 2000
- Maybelle Odley 1916 - 1983
- Joseph A Odley 1917 - 2004
- Joseph Odley 1883 - 1968
- Alfred Odley 1942 - 2009
- Ezra Odley 1903 - 1973
- Hazel M Odley 1921 - 2005
- Anthony Odley 1906 - 1987
- Alice Odley 1893 - 1978
- Ralph Odley 1908 - 1986
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Famous people named Odley
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Odley
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Odley. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Odley family
The Odley family moto reads: Pace Omnium Hic Sum. This is Latin and translates to; "In spite of every thing, I am still here."
Odley spelling variations
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Names like Odley vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and countries across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Odley were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Odley. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Odley family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.