- Alice Elvira,1855–1902, U.S. educator.
- Arnold,born 1929, U.S. golfer.
- Daniel David,1845–1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic medicine.
- George Herbert,1842–1933, U.S. educator, philosopher, and author.
- James AlvinJim, born 1945, U.S. baseball player.
- a town in S Massachusetts.
- (in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
- (in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
- (in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
- any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body
Word Origin for palmer
- Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: winner of seven major championships, including four in the US Masters (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and two in the British Open (1961,1962)
- Samuel. 1805–81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake
"pilgrim who has returned from the Holy Land," late 12c. (as a surname), from Anglo-French palmer (Old French palmier), from Medieval Latin palmarius, from Latin palma "palm tree" (see palm (n.2)). So called because they wore palm branches in commemoration of the journey.