PALMA is italian right?

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PALMA is italian right?

Postby missjessie » 08 Jan 2006, 20:59

Or am I wrong? :|

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby MauroMags » 09 Jan 2006, 02:07

De Palma is a very common name in Puglia

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby raymo » 11 Jan 2006, 22:10

PALMA is an Italian surname, but can also be Spanish or Portuguese origin, since the same word exists in both those languages, as well as Italian.

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby raymo » 11 Jan 2006, 22:11

PALMA is an Italian surname, but can also be Spanish or Portuguese origin, since the same word exists in both those languages, as well as Italian.

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby missjessie » 12 Jan 2006, 10:34

Thank you. :)

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby fumggo » 15 Sep 2008, 23:54

i am a studious of family palma and de palma
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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby mahart » 19 Sep 2008, 19:29

I have ancestors with the given name being Palma, Bari Region mid 19th century
Searching for Palombella family in Molfetta, Puglia

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby PeterTimber » 19 Sep 2008, 22:00

It is not an official first name inthe italian first name dictionary and is probably just a local first name at best. It means Palm leaf from a Palm tree and my gues is somebody was born on Palm Sunday and given the name. =Peter

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby elba » 20 Sep 2008, 06:23

In my experience the nickname Palma was given to girls registered and baptised as Palmira.
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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby Lucap » 20 Sep 2008, 10:31

Palma is a first name still used (I know two "not young" ladies with this name), but what Carole was saying is true as well.

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby PeterTimber » 20 Sep 2008, 13:04

Palma was a very popular first name in the 13th and 14th century and by the 16th century seemed to have lost its charm going from a #1 choice lapsing into obscurity and evolving into Palmira at a later date. The name is not even listed inthe Italian first name listing that I have and there is no mention made of Palma or Palmira mentioned in my 16th century english Italian dictionary nor in my current dictionary. Interesting footnote to hisotry! =Peter=

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby PeterTimber » 20 Sep 2008, 14:38

Further information. Palmira is a femine form for male Palmiro and palmiro in Italian means pilgrim....as per the etymology and History of First Names. =Peter=

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Re: PALMA is italian right?

Postby jbp1966 » 21 Nov 2009, 06:01

I am a Palma. My understanding from my cousin in Italy who did a genealogy map of our family learned that a great-grandfather a few generations back was given the name Palma upon leaving an orphanage. I don't have any more specifics than that. I've emailed my cousin asking her to send me a copy of her genealogy work.

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