Dale Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dale ‘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 the numerous minor places named with this word, such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire. Irish: possibly in some cases of English origin, but otherwise an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall, a byname meaning ‘blind’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named from Old Norse dali, the dative case of dalr ‘valley’. It is a common name in Norway, especially western Norway, and is also found in Sweden. Americanized spelling of German Dahl.

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


Similar surnames: Hale, Gale, Sale, Vale, Dole, Wale, Dane, Dal, Dahle, Kale

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Dale Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dale. A less common occupation for the Dale family was Labourer. The most common Dale occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Dale's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Dale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dale in 1943 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dale

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