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Origin and popularity of the name DAHL


Dahl : 1: Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a common farm name derived from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.2: Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from an ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’ or a habitational name from a placename containing this word e.g. Dalby.3: German: topographic name from Middle Low German dal ‘valley’ or a habitational name from any of the places in Germany named Dahl or Dahle from the same word.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name as in 3 above or an adoption of the German surname.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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