Palermo Family History
Palermo Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from the Sicilian city of Palermo the Greek name of which is Panormos from pan ‘all’ + hormos ‘anchorage bay’ probably in the sense ‘wide gulf’ but possibly ‘well-protected bay’. The placename was also used as a personal name in the medieval period and no doubt also contributed to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press