Palmer (surname)

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Meaninga pilgrim to the Holy Land, named from the palm worn to signify the journey. In Early Scottish, a mercenary/pilgrim who traveled to the Holy Land and carried back palm leaves as a sign of proof.
Region of originEngland, Scotland .[1]

Palmer is an occupational surname of old English, Norman French, German 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.