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Dial Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Dalziel representing the usual pronunciation of this name in Scotland. Perhaps also an altered form of Irish Dyal itself an altered form of Doyle . Indian: Anglicized form of Dayal . It is also found in South Africa Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. West African (Senegal): from the name of the Dial clan of the Fulani people of unexplained etymology. The younger form of the clan name is Diallo .

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

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

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Where is the Dial family from?

You can see how Dial families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dial family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dial families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 25 Dial families living in Durham. This was about 42% of all the recorded Dial's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Dial families in 1891.
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What did your Dial ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dial. 100% of Dial men worked as a Hairdresser and 100% of Dial women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Hairdresser

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dial. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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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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