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*AUþA / *ôþELA > ōT > UOD / AUDO

This name derives from the Germanic root “*auþa / *ôþela > ōt > uod / audo” (property, inheritance, heritage, recent form “wealth, fortune“). Audo and Odo” were originally diminutives of all names beginning with the element “od-, ot-”. Saint Otto of Bamberg a Medieval German bishop and missionary who, as papal legate, converted much of Pomerania to Christianity.

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