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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William Palmer
Lady Aleanor Longham
Marriage: 1443
Sir Richard Fulke Palmer
Thomas Palmer

Spouse and Children

Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



    Sir John Palmer 1398-1428


    Maria Palmer


    William Palmer



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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