When Thomas Nightingale was born in 1638, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Nightingale, was 30 and his mother, Nightingale, was 29. He married Sarah Talbot on 18 November 1666, in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died about 1719, in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, at the age of 82, and was buried in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.
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.
Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.
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