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Palermo Family History

Palermo Name Meaning
Italian and Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from the Sicilian city of Palermo, the Greek name of which is Panormos, from pan ‘all’ + ormos ‘gulf’, ‘bay’, probably in the sense ‘wide gulf’, but possibly ‘well-protected bay’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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34,790 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,548 Military Records
8,178 Immigration Records
15,551 Census and Voter Lists
20,028 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Palermo Families

  • Number of Palermo families
     83 - 164
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Palermo families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Palermo last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Palermo census records

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Palermo Family Origin

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Palermo Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Palermo

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Palermo Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Palermo census records

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Military Service by Palermo

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