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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 Palmerani. 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. Palmerani 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 Palmerani is an occupational name for a person who carries palm branches in processions. The surname Palmerani is a common occupational name for a pilgrim or cleric who frequently a carried a palm branch. The surname Palmerani is derived from the Old French word "palmier," which meant "cleric" in Medieval times.

Early Origins of the Palmerani family


The surname Palmerani 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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Palmerani Spelling Variations

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Palmerani 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 Palmerani are Palmieri, Palmiero, Palmeri, Palmerio, Palmerini, Palmarini, Palmarino, Palmaržn and many more.

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Early Notables of the Palmerani family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Palmerani family (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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Migration of the Palmerani family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Palmerani family to the New World and Oceana


An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Palmerani 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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