Dahl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origin of the distinguished Dahl family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Dahl was given to someone who lived in a valley or among several valleys. It was originally derived from the word Old Norse word dalr, which means valley, and is a cognate of the English surname Dale.

Dahl migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Dahl, who arrived in New York in 1825 [1]
  • Endre Dahl, who arrived in New York in 1825 [1]
  • J C Dahl, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Abraham Dahl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Henrik Dahl, who arrived in Texas in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dahl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank O Dahl, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1904 [1]
  • Hakan Anders Dahl, who landed in Wisconsin in 1913 [1]
  • Peter Bortman Dahl, who landed in Alabama in 1919 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahl (post 1700)

  • Robert Alan Dahl (1915-2014), American Professor of political science at Yale University
  • Arlene Dahl (b. 1924), American actor
  • Perry A. Dahl, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
  • B. J. Dahl (b. 1899), American Republican politician, Newspaper publisher; Member of Washington State Senate 2nd District, 1943-47 [2]
  • Arne Dahl, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960 [2]
  • Arlow Dahl, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 [2]
  • Arden Dahl, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964 [2]
  • Andrew H. Dahl (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Vernon County, 1899-1901, 1903-07; Wisconsin State Treasurer, 1907-13 [2]
  • Alma Dahl, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954 [2]
  • Albert Dahl, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1915-16 [2]
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Dahl family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss. Marie Patricia Dahl (1922-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Wellington, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [3]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Charles Edwart Dahl, aged 45, Australian Third Class passenger from Adelaide, South Australia who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 15 [4]
  • Ms. Helga Dahl, aged 23, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible A but later died A [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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