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Meaning and Origin of: Dallas

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Skilled

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish : habitational name from Dallas, a place near Forres, probably named from British dol ‘meadow’ (Gaelic dail) + gwas ‘dwelling’ (Gaelic fas). The surname is also established in County Derry in Ireland.
  • English : habitational name from a place named from Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + hūs ‘house’, for example Dalehouse in North Yorkshire, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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