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Dallas Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dallas, a place near Forres, probably named from British dol ‘meadow’ (Gaelic dail) + gwas ‘dwelling’ (Gaelic fas). The surname is also established in County Derry in Ireland. English: habitational name from a place named from Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + hus ‘house’, for example Dalehouse in North Yorkshire, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Pallas, Dallam, Kallas, Dollar, Hallas, Ballam, Fallas, Fallis

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Dallas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dallas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dallas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Italy

    4%

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Dallas Family Origin

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Dallas Family Occupations

What did your Dallas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dallas family was Joiner. Labourer, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dallas. The most common Dallas occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Dallas's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dallas ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dallas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Dallas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dallas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dallas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Dallas. For the veterans among your Dallas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dallas Life Expectancy

What is the average Dallas lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dallas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dallas in 1941 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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