Oder Family History
Oder Name Meaning
German: topographic name from the river of this name in central Europe denoting someone who lived on its banks. German (Öder): variant of Eder . Slovenian: probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person derived from Middle High German hader ‘quarrel’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly as in 1 above or from a western or northeastern Yiddish pronunciation of adar the name of a month of the Jewish calendar. This is considered a happy time of year mainly because the festival of Purim is celebrated during this month and because Jewish tradition has it that Moses was born in this month.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022