Bridget Palmer

about 1650–
Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Bridget

When Bridget Palmer was born about 1650, in Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Anthony Palmer, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Bate, was 38. She married John Smith on 22 January 1671, in Humberstone, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Smith
1650–
Bridget Palmer
1650–
Marriage: 22 January 1671

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 January 1671
Humberstone, 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 (3)

  • Bridgett Palmer, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Bridgett Palmer, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Bridget Palmer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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