Oda clan (Hitachi)
The Oda of Hitachi were descended from Hatsuta Tomoie, a follower of Minamoto Yoritomo. During the Sengoku period they were active in the on-going struggle between the Hôjô and Satomi familes. They lost their lands around 1574 to the Ota. They bore no relation to the Oda of Owari and the characters that formed their names were different.