Robert Palmer

29 May 1799–8 October 1801 (Age 2)
Earsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Palmer was born on 29 May 1799, in Earsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Palmer, was 36 and his mother, Jemima Smith, was 21. He died on 8 October 1801, in Earsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 2, and was buried in Earsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Palmer
Jemima Smith
Sarah Palmer
Robert Palmer
John Palmer
Jonathan Palmer
Elizabeth Palmer
Robert Palmer
William Palmer
Maria Palmer
Henry Palmer
Harriet Palmer
Marianne Palmer
Richard Palmer
Jemima Palmer
James Palmer

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World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 2

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

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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Sources (2)

  • Robert Palmer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Palmer - Church record: burial: 8 October 1801; Earsham, Norfolk, England

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