Palermo Family History

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Palermo Name Meaning

Italian and Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from the Sicilian city of Palermo, the Greek name of which is Panormos, from pan ‘all’ + ormos ‘gulf’, ‘bay’, probably in the sense ‘wide gulf’, but possibly ‘well-protected bay’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Paley, Salerno, Palma, Pero, Parma, Valero, Valerio, Paterno, Aleo

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Palermo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Palermo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Palermo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


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Palermo Family Origin

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Palermo Family Occupations

What did your Palermo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Palermo. The most common Palermo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Palermo's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Painter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Palermo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Palermo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Palermo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palermo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Palermo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Palermo. For the veterans among your Palermo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palermo Life Expectancy

What is the average Palermo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Palermo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Palermo in 1944 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palermo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palermo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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