This is a Scandanavian locational or ornamental surname of pre 7th century origins, and like so many, based upon the word "dahl", meaning valley, the English "dale". The Scandanavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, were the last countries in Europe to adopt fixed hereditary surnames. In Britain and Germany for instance, many surnames existed in the 12th century, and by the 15th at the latest, everybody had the surname in more or less the same spelling, as they have today five hundred years later. Scandanavian examples of the surname built around the base surname Dahl and Dahle include Dahlin, a diminutive meaning "Little Dahl", Dahlgren, the green valley, Dahlberg, the mountain by the valley, Dahlman, the man from the valley, and reversed forms such as Agdahl, the river through the valley, Ogdahl, probably from the ancient word "ugl" meaning high, the high valley, and Tedahl, from the word "teudo" meaning people, the people of the valley. Original hereditary surnames were first adopted by countries with a large number of land owning classes or a growing urban population. These conditions barely existed in Scandanavia. Early examples of the name recordings taken from authentic church registers include Erik Dahlberg of Saaksmaki, Finland, on September 27th 1730, and Knud Dahle, at Bygland, Norway, on January 6th 1744. The first recording of the surname in any form may be that of Lars Dahl, at Gefile, Sweden, on May 1st 1702.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dahl — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dahl puede significar: Dal, un tipo de comida india Personas llamadas Dahl: Anders Dahl, un biólogo y botánico Arlene Dahl, una actriz de cine estadounidense Ingolf Dahl, un compositor estadounidense nacido en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dahl — steht für: Dahl (Familienname), der Familienname Dahl Dahl bezeichnet Orts und Stadtteile in Nordrhein Westfalen: Dahl (Hagen), Ortsteil von Hagen, kreisfreie Stadt im Ruhrgebiet Kürten Dahl, Ortsteil von Kürten, Rheinisch Bergischer Kreis Dahl… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dahl — may refer to: Dahl (surname) Dal or dahl, a dish or preparation of lentils or other pulses In German places: Hagen Dahl, Hagen, Ruhrgebiet Kürten Dahl, Kürten, Rheinisch Bergischer Kreis Marienheide Dahl, Marienheide, Oberbergischer Kreis… …   Wikipedia

  • DAHL (R.) — Roald DAHL 1916 1990 Né en 1916 au pays de Galles de parents norvégiens, Roald Dahl vit une enfance peu facile: il perd sa sœur aînée puis son père, courtier maritime, à l’âge de trois ans. Il est élevé au pensionnat de Repton School dans le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dahl — [däl] n. alt. sp. of DAL1 * * * dahl (däl) n. 1. See pigeon pea. 2. or dal A thick creamy East Indian stew made with lentils or other legumes, onions, and various spices.   [Hindi …   Universalium

  • Dahl — [däl] n. alt. sp. of DAL1 * * * Dahl (däl), Roald. 1916 1990. British fiction and screenplay writer best known for his children s books, including James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964). * * * (1916–90) a… …   Universalium

  • Dahl — Dahl,   1) Johan Christian Clausen, norwegischer Maler, * Bergen 24. 2. 1788, ✝ Dresden 14. 10. 1857; besuchte die Akademie in Kopenhagen (1811 18), ging 1818 nach Dresden und wurde 1824 nach einer Italienreise (1820/21) ebenda Lehrer an der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dahl|ia — «DAL yuh, DAHL ; especially British DAYL yuh», noun. 1. a tall plant with large, showy flowers of many colors and varieties that bloom in late summer and autumn. It belongs to the composite family; the roots are tuberous. Dahlias are native to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dahl — Dahl, 1) Joh. Christian Wilh., geb. 1771 in Rostock, wurde 1802 daselbst Professor der klassischen Philologie, 1804 der Theologie, 1807 auch Consistorialassessor u. st. 1810. Er schr. u.a.: Übersetzungen u. Erläuterungen des Amos, Gött. 1795;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dahl [1] — Dahl, Dorf im preuß. Regbez. Arnsberg, Landkreis Hagen, an der Staatsbahnlinie Hagen Lüdenscheid, hat eine evang. Kirche, Hammerwerke (Verfertigung von Spaten, Sensen etc.) und (1900) 2134 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dahl [2] — Dahl, 1) Johann Christian Claussen, Maler, geb. 24. Febr. 1788 zu Bergen in Norwegen, gest. 14. Okt. 1857 in Dresden, bezog 1811 die Akademie von Kopenhagen und kam 1818 nach Dresden, wo er Mitglied und Professor der Akademie wurde. Von hier aus… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.