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Dallas Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Dallas Families

  • Number of Dallas families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dallas families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dallas families
     127 - 251
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dallas Family Origin

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Dallas Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dallas

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Dallas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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