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 Family Origin

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Palermo Family Occupations

What did your Palermo ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cycle Weaver and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Palermo. 50% of Palermo men worked as a Cycle Weaver and 34% of Palermo women worked as a Domestic Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palermo were Slotter Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cycle Weaver
    50%
  • Slotter Incapacitated
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    34%
  • Hospital Nurse (probitioner)
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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