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.
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 
^ 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)