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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish : topographic name from palo ‘field cleared by burning’, also ‘beacon’, ‘signal fire’. This name is found chiefly in Western Finland.
  • Italian : habitational name from any of numerous places named with Palo, as for example Palo del Colle in Baria province or Portopalo in Syracuse province, Sicily.

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