Dial Family History

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Dial Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; possibly an altered form of Irish Doyle. Compare Dyal. Name found among people of Indian origin in Guyana and Trinidad: altered spelling of Dayal. This spelling is found in Indian names occasionally when -dial is the final element of a compound personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Dyal, Dill, Vial, Deal, Dias, Giel, Day, Dal, Via, Dean

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Dial Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dial name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dial. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Dial Family Origin

Where is the Dial family from?

Dial Family Occupations

What did your Dial ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dial family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dial. The most common Dial occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Dial's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Dial Historical Records

What Dial family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Dial. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dial 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dial. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dial. For the veterans among your Dial ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dial Life Expectancy

What is the average Dial lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dial life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dial in 1943 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dial 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.

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