Dale Family History
Dale Name Meaning
English: from Middle English dal dale daile ‘dale valley’ (Old English dæl reinforced in northern England by the cognate Old Norse dalr) a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places called with this word such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from a common farm named from Old Norse dali the dative case of dalr ‘valley’. Americanized form of German Diehl . Americanized form of Swedish Norwegian or German Dahl . Dutch: variant without the preposition van ‘from’ of Van Dale .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press