Last name: BALMER

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BALMER : This last name is indexed 44,260 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BALMER : 1: English and Scottish: occupational name for a seller of perfumes and balms from a Middle English balmer baumer ‘seller of balsam or ointment’ an agent derivative of Middle English balme baume ‘balm balsam; any aromatic or soothing ointment’ (Old French basme balme baume; Latin balsamum ‘aromatic resin’).2: South German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the places in Switzerland and Baden called Balm which almost certainly get their names from a Celtic word meaning ‘cave’.3: German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldemar composed of the elements bald ‘bold’ + mar ‘famous’.

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