× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


The proud Norman name of Nightengale was developed in England soon after Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was name for a person with a good singing voice. The name is a metaphor likening the original bearer of the name to the nocturnal songbird called a nightingale. Its name is derived from the Old English words niht, meaning night, and galan, meaning to sing.

Early Origins of the Nightengale family


The surname Nightengale was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Close

Early History of the Nightengale family

Expand

Early History of the Nightengale family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nightengale research.
Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nightengale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Nightengale Spelling Variations

Expand

Nightengale Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Nightengale have been found, including Nightingale, Nightingall, Nightengale and others.

Close

Early Notables of the Nightengale family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Nightengale family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Nightengale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Nightengale family to Ireland

Expand

Migration of the Nightengale family to Ireland


Some of the Nightengale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Nightengale family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Nightengale family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nightengale were among those contributors:

Nightengale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Nightengale, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1690 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Nightengale, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1690 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Nightengale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Nightengale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Nightengale, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Close

Nightengale Family Crest Products

Expand

Nightengale Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest