Palamara is specific to the people of Reggio, to Africo, Bova Marina, San Lorenzo, Roccaforte del Greco and Palizzi, with a stock also in the island of Lipari and Messina, Palamari is practically unique, while Palamaro, absolutely rare, has a small stock in the 'island of Ischia, in Barano d'Ischia, these surnames should derive from dialectal nicknames, probably originated from alterations of the Greek term ????????? polèmitos (many threads), with the sense of producers of marine cordages, hawsers or peaks, probable occupation of families. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Palamara is a Sicilian surname with the Greek surname Palamáras. Rohlfs 141.
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