Palmer (surname)

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Family name
Pronunciation PAL-MER
Meaning a pilgrim to the Holy Land, named from the palm worn to signify the journey. And in early Scottish, a mercenary who traveled to the Holy Land and carried back palm leaves as a sign of proof.
Region of origin England, Scotland
Footnotes: In Scotland, the Palmers are possibly related descents of clans Home, MacAlpine, Stewart, Bruce and Douglas.[1]

Palmer is an occupational surname of English and Scottish origin.[1] Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ a b "Palmer Surname Meaning and Distribution". Retrieved 21 January 2014.