Nightingale Family History

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Nightingale Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale (Old English nihtegal, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’). Probably a translation of German and Jewish Nachtigall, or cognates in other languages.

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


Similar surnames: Nachtigall, Nightengale, Dingle, Single, Tingle, Ingle, Lighthall

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Nightingale Family Origin

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Nightingale Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Nightingale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Nightingale's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nightingale. A less common occupation for the Nightingale family was Farm Laborer.

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Nightingale Historical Records

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Nightingale Life Expectancy

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