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Dahl Family History

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

527,035 Historical Documents with Dahl on Ancestry.com
202,275 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,699 Military Records
38,741 Immigration Records
99,118 Census and Voter Lists
168,202 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dahl Families

  • Number of Dahl families
     393 - 783
     132 - 392
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dahl families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dahl families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dahl Family Origin

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Dahl Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dahl

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Dahl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dahl census records

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Dahl Civil War Service Records

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