Palm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Palm family

The surname Palm was first found in Yorkshire where they the family are "said to be descended from Manfred Palmes, living in the reign of Stephen, [1135-1154] and seated at Naburn since the year 1226, by a match with the heiress of Watterville." [1] [2] The family held the estates since these early times to at least the late 19th century when " Naburn Hall was the seat of George Palmes, Esq." [3]

Early History of the Palm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palm research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1499, 1455, 1487 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Palm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Palm Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Palm include Palmes, Palms, Palm, Parmes, Parms, Parmes, Parm and others.

Early Notables of the Palm family (pre 1700)

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United States Palm migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Palm or a variant listed above:

Palm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Palm (1713-1789), (anglicized John Palm), Bavarian doctor and soldier, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749, founder of Palmyra, Pennsylvania
  • Johanes Palm, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750
  • Johannes Palm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [4]
  • Hans Adam Palm, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Hans Adam Palm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767 [4]
Palm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. P. Palm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1816
  • Svante Palm, who landed in New York in 1844 [4]
  • William Palm, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [4]
  • Heinr Palm, aged 24, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [4]
  • Joachim Palm, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Palm (post 1700) +

  • Rudolph Palm (1880-1950), Curaçao born composer
  • John Palm (1885-1925), Curaçao born composer
  • Jacobo Palm (1887-1982), Curaçao born composer
  • Jan Gerard Palm (1831-1906), Curaçao born composer
  • Evy Palm (b. 1942), Swedish long-distance runner
  • August Palm (1849-1922), Swedish socialist activist
  • Siegfried Palm (b. 1927), German cellist
  • Johann Philipp Palm (1768-1806), German bookseller of Nuremberg, arrested and executed in 1806 for a pamphlet published during the Napoleonic occupation

The Palm Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ut palma justus
Motto Translation: The righteous is like the palm.

Suggested Readings for the name Palm +

  • 4411 Ancestors and Descendants of James and Althea (Loose) Johnston and Allied Families by Aaron Montgomery Johnston, Tock sa Mecka: Swedish Pioneer Life on the Prairie, Experienced by the Palm Family by Esther Palm Gayman.

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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