William Palmer

January 1418–1475 (Age 57)
Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Palmer was born in January 1418, in Gloucestershire, England, his father, William De Palmer Jr, was 44 and his mother, Blanche Peito, was 44. 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

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  • Marriage
    1443Gloucestershire, England
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    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

    English: nickname from Middle English palmer(e) ‘palmer, pilgrim to the Holy Land’ (Anglo-Norman French palmer, Old French pa(l)mer, paum(i)er), so called from the palm branch carried by such pilgrims. The term was also used to denote an itinerant monk who traveled from shrine to shrine under a vow of poverty. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it has been recorded from the 13th century onward.Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted for Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair (see Milford ), the name of an ecclesiastical family.Swedish (mainly Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius) or -er (from German).

    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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