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Re: Meaning of the Permar family name
Posted by: Jane Goodfellow Straub (ID *****0525) Date: December 27, 2008 at 00:27:20
In Reply to: Meaning of the Permar family name by Lewis Connie of 71

I found that in France the name is Permar or Per Mar and that it dates back to the House of Navarre, the Basque Dynasty, of the 10th century, in the South of France/Spanish border. I do not know how the name ties in with this lineage.I assume that a Permar had a position at court.

ALSO, I found that the name in Britain, notably the South of Britain and Wales, is a diviation of the name Palmer and that folks with the name Permar often changed their name to Palmer.I found that the name Palmer is more common along the coast of Wales than Britain. I think this harkens back to the French Protestants who fled France and settled in this area 1200-early 18th century. Within my personal line I found it interesting that my Permar ancestor worked for a man with the name Palmer, of Welsh lineage, in the early 1800's in Southeastern Pennsylvania.I know for sure they were not related, just of similar names. I think they may have been aware of the connection between the name Permar and Palmer in Wales and for this reason Mr Palmer, a man of considerable wealth, trusted and hired my Permar ancestor.

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