Nightingale Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Nightingale Name Meaning: From Middle English nighti(n)gale (Old English nihtegal, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’).

The name is of Anlgo-Saxon origin and more than likely given as a nickname, for someone with a good,sweet or harmonious voice. The most famous bearer was Florence Nightingale (1820-1910),\"the Lady of the Lamp\".

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Nightingale Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Nightingale family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 131
Living On Own Means 79
General Labourer 73
Scholar 46
Dress Maker 44
General Servant Domestic 35
Cook Domestic 28
Farmer 27
Coal Miner Hewer 24
Cotton Spinner 23
Carpenter 22
Domestic Servant 21
Laundress Wash 17
House Painter 15
Bricklayer 15
Brickyard Labourer 15
Coal Miner 14
Cotton Winder 14
Commercial Clerk 13
Draper Assistant 12
Housemaid Domestic 12
Laundress 12
Cabinet Maker 11
Charwoman 11
Ordinary Agricultural Labourer 11

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