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Palmero Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from palmero ‘pilgrim (to the Holy Land)’, a derivative of palma ‘palm’.

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


Similar surnames: Palmer, Palmiere, Palm, Carnero, Marrero, Camero, Gamero, Kalmer

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Where is the Palmero family from?

You can see how Palmero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palmero family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Palmero families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Palmero families living in New York. This was about 65% of all the recorded Palmero's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Palmero families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palmero surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palmero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palmero. 65% of Palmero men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Palmero women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palmero were New Worker and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    65%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Trackman
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    34%
  • Finisher
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Palmero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palmero census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Palmero. 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 Cards

There are 356 military records available for the last name Palmero. For the veterans among your Palmero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palmero lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Palmero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Palmero in 1965 was 80, and 80 in 2004.

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