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