Nathaniel Family History
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Nathaniel Name Meaning
From the Biblical Hebrew personal name meaning ‘given by God’. This was borne by a minor prophet in the Bible (2 Samuel 7:2). It is found as both a Jewish and Gentile surname in Europe. In South India it is used as a given name among Christians, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Daniel, Nathan, Mathai, Raphael, Kahanek, Handel, Natalie, Natale