When Jacob Cornelius Palm was born on 2 December 1870, in Grenå, Djurs Nørre, Randers, Denmark, his father, Jørgen Cornelius Palm, was 21 and his mother, Inger Jacob Rasmussen, was 20. He married Anna Marie Algren on 1 June 1913, in Store Magleby, Sokkelund, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Store Magleby, Sokkelund, København, Denmark in 1906 and København, Denmark for about 9 years.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Erik, Anders, Kerstin, Per, Sig, Sigfrid, Thor.
German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Palmatius, borne by a Christian saint who died in 286. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also below) is also found in France (mainly Lorraine).
North German: topographic name from Middle Low German palme, Middle High German palme, balme ‘pussy willow’, the tree that traditionally provided the branches for Palm Sunday processions, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a palm tree.