Dahl Family History
Dahl Name Meaning
Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a common farm name derived from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from an ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’ or a habitational name from a placename containing this word e.g. Dalby. German: topographic name from Middle Low German dal ‘valley’ or a habitational name from any of the places in Germany named Dahl or Dahle from the same word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name as in 3 above or an adoption of the German surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press