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 1880, the most common Dal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dal's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dal. A less common occupation for the Dal family was Physician.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Physician


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Dal Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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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