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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Dahl Family Origin

Where is the Dahl family from?

SHOW MORE

Dahl Family Occupations

What did your Dahl ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahl. A less common occupation for the Dahl family was Farming. The most common Dahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Dahl's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Dahl | Data not to scale

Dahl Historical Records

What Dahl family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Dahl ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dahl

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Dahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahl lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dahl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Dahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dahl in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahl

Famous Dahl Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Look up another name