Lucy Palmer

about 1660–
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Palmer was born about 1660, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Anthony Palmer, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Bate, was 48. She married Thomas Widdowson on 2 January 1687, in Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters.

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Thomas Widdowson
Lucy Palmer
Marriage: 2 January 1687
Mary Widdowson
Elizabeth Widdowson
Henry Widdowson
Ann Widdowson
Elizabeth Widdowson
Lucy Widdowson
Ann Widdowson

Spouse and Children

2 January 1687
Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Widdowson


    Henry Widdowson


    Ann Widdowson



    Lucy Widdowson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

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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  • Lucy Palmer in entry for Thomas Widdowson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Lucy in entry for Lucy Widdowson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lucy in entry for Elizabeth Widdowson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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