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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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Dallas Family Origin

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Dallas Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Dallas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dallas's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dallas. A less common occupation for the Dallas family was Farming.

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