Origins Available: Italian, Spanish
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 Palmeri. 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. Palmeri 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 Palmeri is an occupational name for a person who carries palm branches in processions. The surname Palmeri is a common occupational name for a pilgrim or cleric who frequently a carried a palm branch. The surname Palmeri is derived from the Old French word "palmier," which meant "cleric" in Medieval times.
Early Origins of the Palmeri family
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.
Palmeri Spelling Variations
spelling variations of Palmeri are Palmieri, Palmiero, Palmeri, Palmerio, Palmerini, Palmarini, Palmarino, Palmarìn and many more.
Early Notables of the Palmeri family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Palmeri 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 Palmeri or a variant listed above:
Palmeri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Palmeri (post 1700)
Palmeri Family Crest Products