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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage German, Norman

Meaning & History

References Old Norse Deity "Odin" being one of the "Son's of Odin". Remember that the Geats became the Ostrogoths through the Denmark pass--referenced in Beowulf. Or, it means "Warrior of the Bearded One", perhaps a King. This was before Christ; so, now it just means "Mr. Beard" primarily found in Germany, but the -th makes it peculiar because this is not easy for Germans to pronounce.
Added 6/11/2005 by T
Edited 6/20/2011 by Mike C