When Simeon O'Dell Jr was born about 1755, in Broadalbin, Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Simeon J O'Dell Sr, was 31 and his mother, Mary Morey, was 27. He married Elizabeth Brinker about 1780, in Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1820, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fort Miller, Washington, New York, United States.
English: habitational name from Odell, a place in Bedfordshire, which derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. The spelling O'Dell is not Irish, but a creation by folk etymology, found first among English migrants to Limerick. Compare Waddell . — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames O'Dell and Odell .
Altered form of Swedish Odell , as if of Irish origin.