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Venice, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, and of a family that bears the surname Palmarani. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Palmarani was a surname derived from an occupation. Occupational surnames, which are less common than other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. The surname Palmarani is an occupational name for a person who carries palm branches in processions. The surname Palmarani is a common occupational name for a pilgrim or cleric who frequently a carried a palm branch. The surname Palmarani is derived from the Old French word "palmier," which meant "cleric" in Medieval times.

Palmarani Early Origins



The surname Palmarani was first found in Piedmont, Umbria, Pisa, Bologna, Florence, Naples, and Siena. one of the first on record was Benedetto Palmieri, a Norman Baron who helped conquest Sicily with his 80 knights. After the victorious battle, he received the castle of Naro and the territories of Canicatti and Ravanusa.

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Palmarani Spelling Variations


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Palmarani Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Palmarani are Palmieri, Palmiero, Palmeri, Palmerio, Palmerini, Palmarini, Palmarino, Palmarěn and many more.

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Palmarani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palmarani Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Riccardo Palmieri, elected Grand Chancellor of the Two Sicilies, and Bishop of Siracusa and Archbishop of Messina in 1183. Andrea-Matteo Palmieri was Archbishop of Acerenza and of Matera, and eventually became Cardinal; of the same family were Benedetto Palmieri, Archbishop of Salerno, and Leonardo...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Palmarani or a variant listed above: Agostino Palmieri, aged 7, who arrived at Ellis Island from Faicchio, Italy, in 1910; Alberto Palmieri, aged 43, who arrived at Ellis Island from Faicchio, Italy, in 1920.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Palmarani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palmarani Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2015 at 08:34.

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