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Dials Surname Meaning

Altered form of Scottish Dial with the addition of excrescent -s. Compare Diles .

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

Similar surnames: Dais, Dial, Drass, Disla, Mills, Bills, Dias, Diles, Dills, Rials

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Where is the Dials family from?

You can see how Dials families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dials family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dials families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Dials families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dials's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Dials families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dials surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dials ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dials. 43% of Dials men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Dials women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dials were Tool Dresser and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Tool Dresser

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dials. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dials census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 101 immigration records available for the last name Dials. 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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Draft Cards

There are 523 military records available for the last name Dials. For the veterans among your Dials ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dials lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dials life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dials in 1960 was 39, and 65 in 2004.

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