Origins Available: German
The German name Palme arose from some distinct sources. In some instances, it evolved from the medieval personal name
Palmatius, borne by a saint who died in 286. The name also derives from the Middle High German word "palme," or "balme," denoting a pussy willow, the tree that was traditionally used to provide the branches for Palm Sunday processions. In this instance, the name was likely originally used by someone who lived among such trees.
Early Origins of the Palme family
The surname Palme was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Palm was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Palme family
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Palme Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Palm, Balm, Palmarol, Palme, Palmenbach, Palmenberg, Palmer, Palmfelt, Palmier, Palmstein, Palmstrauch, Palmures, Palmquist, van der Palm and many more.
Early Notables of the Palme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Palme family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Palme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Palme, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Palme (post 1700)
- Michael Palme (1943-2010), German journalist
- Béatrice La Palme (1878-1921), Canadian soprano opera singer, violinist, and music teacher
- Christian Palme (b. 1952), Swedish journalist, writer and communications expert
- Sven Olof Joachim Palme (1927-1986), twice Prime Minister of Sweden, heading a Privy Council Government from 1969 to 1976 and a cabinet government from 1982 until his death