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

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  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Cotton Picker (U N F)

    11%

In 1881, the most common Dahl occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 11% of Dahl's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Dahl family was Cotton Picker (U N F). Annuitant, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahl.

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Dahl Historical Records

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Dahl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahl

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