When Thomas Odell was born on 7 August 1799, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Odell, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Rickett, was 24. He married Ann Twitchell on 8 June 1822, in St Albans St Michael, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters.
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.