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Palma Family History

Palma Name Meaning
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’.Portuguese: habitational name for someone from Parma in Italy.

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

211,052 Historical Documents with Palma on Ancestry.com
147,739 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,198 Military Records
13,600 Immigration Records
27,206 Census and Voter Lists
17,309 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Palma Families

  • Number of Palma families
     44 - 86
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Palma families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Palma families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Palma census records

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Palma Family Origin

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Palma Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Palma

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Palma Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Palma census records

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Military Service by Palma

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