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All you have to know about the last name NIGHTINGALE

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NIGHTINGALE : This last name is indexed 73,889 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

NIGHTINGALE : 1: English: nickname for someone with a good voice from Middle English nightegale ‘nightingale’ (Old English nihtegale from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’). The bird is known as a sweet singer.2: Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Nachtigall or cognates in other languages.

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