Palmieri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Palmieri family

The surname Palmieri 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.

Early History of the Palmieri family

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

Early Notables of the Palmieri 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 Palmieri, Bishop of Molfetta in 1475. Fulco Palmeri was Baron of Naro and became a priest in...
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United States Palmieri migration to the United States +

An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Palmieri or a variant listed above:

Palmieri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Palmieri, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Palmiro Palmieri, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1841 [1]
  • Bartolome Palmieri, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1859 [1]
Palmieri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alberto Ma. Palmieri, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Faicchio, in 1901
  • Agata Palmieri, aged 29, who settled in America from Lettopalena, in 1904
  • Alberto Guidio Palmieri, aged 18, who settled in America from Palmoli, in 1905
  • Achille Palmieri, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Scandriglia, Peruggia, Italy, in 1906
  • Adolfo Palmieri, aged 29, who landed in America from Sorano, Italy, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Palmieri (post 1700) +

  • David Palmieri (b. 1972), American actor, known for his work on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Friends with Benefits (2011)
  • Vincent Palmieri, American actor, known for The Long Goodbye (1973), California Split (1974) and Strangers Kiss (1983)
  • Matt Palmieri, American Academy Award nominated producer and director, known for his work on Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Sand (2000) and Cruise Control (1992)
  • Izzy Palmieri, American Young Artist Award winning actress, known for her work on Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Wrong Cops (2013) and Little Miss Perfect (2015)
  • Paul Palmieri (b. 1933), American president of The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) since 2005
  • Paul Palmieri (b. 1970), American businessman, chairman and chief executive officer of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
  • Victor Henry Palmieri (b. 1930), American lawyer, real estate financier, and businessman
  • Eddie Palmieri (b. 1936), American pianist, bandleader, brother of Charlie Palmieri
  • Charlie Palmieri (1927-1988), American bandleader, known as The Giant of the Keyboards
  • Luigi Palmieri (1807-1896), Italian physicist and meteorologist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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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