Hi, this is pretty awesome, huh. Dad got a call from a man in NY (a jewish policement no less). He is an Odze and truly believes that the Odze name is not shorten or anything was changed. Dad was so excited to talk to him, I forget his name offhand, but he called me at work. So, I registered on familhistory and did a search on the name odze, there are a few back east.
I found a Leah Odze (she has another last name, but she works in the one of the major book publishing companies, so I am putting her on my list to contact to see if she has any background info on her family.
There is another woman in Israel who also is an Odze and has a request in Austria for any records regarding the name Odze, I am still waiting to hear from here.
Dad remembers his parents pronouncing the name Odze as OOdzer. So you were right when you did check out the name in Hungary, it is a hungarian name.
I promise to keep you posted. P.S. I did find some info on Warren on the web also (related to music) it was pretty cool.
Hope you and Alan are well and I bet Jonathan is a really big guy! Is he getting ready to pick colleges, etc. Please keep in touch with me at my email address. If you would like, mom and dad's email are firstname.lastname@example.org
. I know they would love to hear from you as well. I hope Aunt Selma is doing well, she periodically does call mom and sends cards, so that is a good sign.
Love your cous, Joanne