When Samuel Odell was born about 1768, in Dunmore, Virginia, United States, his father, James Odell I, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Plumley, was 27. He married Catherine Lampton on 25 December 1792, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1821, in Page, Virginia, United States, at the age of 54.
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.