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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish : ornamental name, the second element of which is dahl (ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’); the first element is unidentified, probably from a place name.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from a farm name; the first element is either a river name or rein ‘strip of grass at the margins of a field’, ‘headland’; the second element is dal ‘valley’.

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