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Dall Surname Meaning

Danish: variant of Dahl . German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name perhaps related to Anglo-Saxon deal ‘proud famous’. German (of Slavic origin): from a Germanized short form of an Old Slavic personal name based on the element dal which is from dalje ‘farther’ (see Dallmeyer ) or from dati ‘to give’. English and Scottish: variant of Dale . English: from a Middle English personal name Dal(l). One source of the personal name may be the Old English personal name D(e)alla or Dall but there is no certain evidence of its use in Middle English. Alternatively it may be a rhyming pet form of Middle English Ral(l) a side form of Raul (see Ralph ); see Rawle and compare Daw . There is no doubt that there was such a personal name in late Middle English.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ball, Gall, Wall, Sall, Daul, Dill, Dahl, Dull, Doll, Dale

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Where is the Dall family from?

You can see how Dall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dall families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 103 Dall families living in Yorkshire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Dall's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dall families in 1891.
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What did your Dall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dall. 32% of Dall men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Dall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dall were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    32%
  • Incapacitated
    19%
  • Master Printer
    13%
  • Bricklayer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dall. For the veterans among your Dall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dall lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dall in 1956 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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