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Odal Family History

Odal Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Oda, Opal, Dal, Nodal, Gal, Day, Beal, Kral, Omar, Real

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Where is the Odal family from?

You can see how Odal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odal family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Odal families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1920 there was 1 Odal family living in California. This was about 25% of all the recorded Odal's in USA. California and 3 other states had the highest population of Odal families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Odal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Odal ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Odal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 179 census records available for the last name Odal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odal 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 275 immigration records available for the last name Odal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 39 military records available for the last name Odal. For the veterans among your Odal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odal lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Odal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Odal in 1968 was 87, and 67 in 2003.

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