Palm Family History

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Palm Name Meaning

German: from a medieval personal name Palmatius, borne by a saint who died in 286. Northwest German: topographic name from Middle High German palme, balme ‘pussy willow’, the tree that traditionally provided the branches for Palm Sunday processions, or habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a palm tree. German: from a reduced and altered form of a personal name formed with Old High German bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ as its first element. Swedish: ornamental name from palm ‘palm tree’. Dutch: nickname for someone who had been on pilgrimage to the Holy Land (see Palmer), from palm ‘palm tree’. Dutch (Van Palm): habitational name denoting someone from any of several minor places called Palm or Palme. Translation of French Lapalme.

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


Similar surnames: Salm, Alm, Baum, Ramm, Pala, Hamm, Palma, Galm, Pal, Hall

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Palm Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Palm name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Palm. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Sweden

    11%

  • Norway

    9%

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Palm Family Origin

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Palm Family Occupations

What did your Palm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Palm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Palm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Palm family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palm.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Palm ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Palm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Palm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Palm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Palm. For the veterans among your Palm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palm Life Expectancy

What is the average Palm lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Palm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Palm in 1944 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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