Last name: DALE

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DALE : This last name is indexed 249,821 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DALE : 1: English: from Middle English dal dale daile ‘dale valley’ (Old English dæl reinforced in northern England by the cognate Old Norse dalr) a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places called with this word such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire.2: Norwegian: habitational name from a common farm named from Old Norse dali the dative case of dalr ‘valley’.3: Americanized form of German Diehl.4: Americanized form of Swedish Norwegian or German Dahl.5: Dutch: variant without the preposition van ‘from’ of Van Dale.

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