Dahl Family History

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Dahl Name Meaning

Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, North German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from any of the medieval and modern forms of Germanic dala-, Old Norse dalr, ‘valley’. Throughout Norway and elsewhere in Scandinavia this is a common farm name. In some cases it is a habitational name from places in Germany named Dahl or Dahle, from the same word. As a Jewish family name this is a habitational name or an ornamental adoption.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dal, Wahl, Ahl, Dahle, Dahm, Zahl, Bahl, Fall, Dall, Vahl

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Dahl Family Origin

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Dahl Family Occupations

What did your Dahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dahl. 68% of Dahl men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Dahl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dahl were Farmers Son and Helps

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Servant
  • Helps

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Dahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Dahl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Dahl. For the veterans among your Dahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahl Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dahl in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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