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Dallas Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Dallas a place near Forres in Morayshire probably named from British dol ‘meadow’ (Gaelic dail) + gwas ‘dwelling’ (Gaelic fas). The surname is also established in County Derry in Ireland.

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

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

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Where is the Dallas family from?

You can see how Dallas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dallas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dallas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 140 Dallas families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Dallas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dallas families in 1891.
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What did your Dallas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dallas. 20% of Dallas men worked as a Motor Driver and 72% of Dallas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dallas were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Motor Driver
  • Solicitor
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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