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Odom Name Meaning

English:: from Middle English othom odam (Old English āthum ādam) ‘son-in-law’ or ‘brother-in-law’. habitational name from Odam in Highampton or from Odam Barton in Romansleigh (both Devon). The placenames probably derive from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dom, Oddy, Boom, Dow, Odum, Odoms, Odor, Som, Krom, Adam

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Where is the Odom family from?

You can see how Odom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Odom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Odom family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Odom's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Odom families in 1911.
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What did your Odom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Odom. 27% of Odom men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Odom women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Odom were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Odom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Odom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Odom. For the veterans among your Odom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odom lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Odom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Odom in 1940 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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