Norah Irene Palmer

Brief Life History of Norah Irene

Norah Irene Palmer was born on 27 April 1918, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She died on 11 February 1986, in her hometown, at the age of 67.

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John Ross Shier
1917–
Norah Irene Palmer
1918–1986

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    World Events (3)

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

    1982

    Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

    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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