Dallas (name)

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Dallas is a surname of Scottish and English origin, as well as a given name. When of Scottish origin the name is a habitational name, derived from Dallas near Forres. This place-name is likely derived from the British dol "meadow" + gwas "dwelling" (compare Gaelic dail + fas). This name also appears in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. When of English origin the name is a habitational name, derived from the Old English dæl, or Old Norse dalr "valley" + hus "house". An example of such a derivation is Dalehouse in North Yorkshire. The name can also be a topographic name, derived in the same fashion.[1]

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The surname, when of Scottish origin, is considered by some to be a sept of Clan Mackintosh.

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