Origin of palmerMiddle English palmere from Anglo-French palmer from Old French palmier from Medieval Latin palmarius from Classical Latin palma, palm
Origin of palmerMiddle English from Anglo-Norman palmer, paumer from Medieval Latin palmārius Latin palma palm ; see palm 2. -ārius n. suff.
- A pilgrim who had been to the Holy Land and who brought back a palm branch in signification.
- Pilgrims and palmers plighted them together. - P. Plowman.
- The pilgrim had some home or dwelling place, the palmer had none. The pilgrim traveled to some certain, designed place or places, but the palmer to all. - T. Staveley.
From Middle English, from palm (“the type of tree") +"Ž -er.
From the transitive verb to palm.
- An English surname.
From Middle English palmer (“a pilgrim from the Holy Land"), from Old French.