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Dal Family History

Dal Name Meaning

Scandinavian, chiefly Danish and Norwegian: habitational name from a common place name, the name of several farmsteads, derived from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. Compare Dahl.

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


Similar surnames: Dahl, Dale, Gal, Pal, Lal, Day, Way, Hall, Tal, Dial

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Where is the Dal family from?

You can see how Dal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dal families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Dal family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Dal's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dal. 30% of Dal men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Dal women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dal were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Porter
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dal. For the veterans among your Dal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dal lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Dal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Dal in 1966 was 88, and 67 in 2002.

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