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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PAHL-mər
, PAH-mər
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Meaning & History

Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDe Palma(Italian) Palmeiro(Portuguese)

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