Nachtigall Family History

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Nachtigall Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German nachtegal ‘nightingale’ (from Old High German galan ‘to sing’), probably denoting a good singer, or possibly for a birdcatcher, birdseller, or birdlover. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Nachtigall ‘nightingale’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nachtigal, Nightingale, Nacht, Wachtel, Schnall, Nachtman, Schmidgall

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Nachtigall Family Origin

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Nachtigall Family Occupations

What did your Nachtigall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Manfr Of Segars (Cigars) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nachtigall. A less common occupation for the Nachtigall family was Pedlar. The most common Nachtigall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Nachtigall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Manfr Of Segars (Cigars)

  • Pedlar


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Nachtigall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nachtigall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nachtigall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nachtigall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nachtigall. For the veterans among your Nachtigall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nachtigall Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nachtigall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nachtigall in 1963 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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