Dale Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Hale, Gale, Sale, Vale, Dole, Wale, Dane, Dal, Dahle, Kale

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Dale Family Origin

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Dale Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dale. 16% of Dale men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Dale women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dale were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 403,000 census records available for the last name Dale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Dale. 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 Card

There are 48,000 military records available for the last name Dale. For the veterans among your Dale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dale Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dale in 1943 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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