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


Similar surnames: Palla, Palm, Parma, Pala, Falla, Alma, Parga, Padua, Alm, Spalla

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Palma Family Origin

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Palma Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Boot Black

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Palma family was Keeps House. Farmer, Boot Black and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palma. The most common Palma occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Palma's were Farmers.

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Palma Historical Records

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Palma Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Palma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Palma in 1946 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palma

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