Edward Palmer

15 December 1662–
Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Palmer was christened on 15 December 1662, in Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Anthony Palmer, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Bate, was 50. He married Elizabeth Bott on 21 January 1685, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Edward Palmer
Elizabeth Bott
Marriage: 21 January 1685

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21 January 1685
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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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)

  • Edward Palmer, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Palmer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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