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Dale Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Dale Families

  • Number of Dale families
     182 - 361
     61 - 181
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dale families
     1,068 - 2,134
     357 - 1,067
     1 - 356
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dale families
     113 - 224
     38 - 112
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dale Family Origin

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Dale Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dale

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Dale Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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