Palma Family History

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Palma Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. Portuguese: habitational name for someone from Parma in Italy.

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

Similar surnames: Palla, Palm, Parma, Pala, Falla, Alma, Parga, Padua, Alm, Spalla

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Palma Family Origin

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Palma Family Occupations

What did your Palma ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Salesman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Palma. 84% of Palma women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Retired

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

Palma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Palma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palma 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Palma. 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 Palma. For the veterans among your Palma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palma Life Expectancy

What is the average Palma lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Palma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Palma in 1946 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palma 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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