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 Family Origin

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Palm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Builder

    20%
  • Hotel Keeper

    20%
  • Pork Dealer

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Palm family was Pork Dealer. The most common Palm occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Palm's were Farmers. Farmer, Builder and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palm.

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Palm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palm

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