William Palmer

January 1418–1475 (Age 57)
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Palmer was born in January 1418, in Gloucestershire, England as the son of William De Palmer Jr and Blanche Peito. He married Lady Aleanor Longham in 1443, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in 1475, in his hometown, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William Palmer
1418–1475
Lady Aleanor Longham
1418–1480
Marriage: 1443
Sir Richard Fulke Palmer
1450–1479
Thomas Palmer
1452–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1443
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Sir John Palmer 1398-1428

    Male1398–1428Male

    Maria Palmer

    Female1402–Female

    William Palmer

    Male1404–Male

    Male1418–1475Male

World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Age 37

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Palmer - Published information: birth: 1425; Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

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