Palmers Family History

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Palmers Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Palmer, Balmer, Salters, Kalmer, Almer, Calmes, Alders, Walmer, Alers

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Palmers Family Origin

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Palmers Family Occupations

What did your Palmers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Palmers occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Palmers's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House


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

Palmers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palmers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palmers 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 411 immigration records available for the last name Palmers. 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 778 military records available for the last name Palmers. For the veterans among your Palmers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palmers Life Expectancy

What is the average Palmers lifespan?

Average Palmers life expectancy in 1999 was 31 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 75.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palmers 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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