When Richard Palmer was born on 20 March 1828, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, his father, Edward Palmer, was 30 and his mother, Margaret James, was 28. He married Ann Darling Wiley on 11 February 1857, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 September 1916, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.
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).
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