Dal Name Meaning

Scandinavian, chiefly Danish and Norwegian: habitational name from a common place name, the name of several farmsteads, derived from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. Compare Dahl.

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


Similar surnames: Dahl, Dale, Gal, Pal, Lal, Day, Way, Hall, Tal, Dial

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Dal Family Origin

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Dal Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dal. 30% of Dal men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Dal women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dal were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Porter
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%

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

Dal Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dal. For the veterans among your Dal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dal Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Dal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Dal in 1966 was 88, and 67 in 2002.

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