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Early Origins of the Alterio family

The surname Alterio was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Bearers of Alterio made up the principal and most illustrious family d'Oriole e duchi di Monterano. They were Princes of Rome. The name comes from a German name, which has two possible origins; the second element is almost certainly from the word "haria," meaning "to practice," but the first element could be either "alda," meaning "old," or "ancient," or it could be "audha," meaning "power," or "riches."

Early History of the Alterio family

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Alterio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Altieri, Alterio, Autieri, Autiero, Ottieri, Ottiero, Uttieri, Uttiero and many more.

Early Notables of the Alterio family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Alterio family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Altieri, who arrived in New York on board the Orsola in 1882; Domingo Altieri who went to Puerto Rico in 1816; Alfonso Altieri, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island from Alvignano, in 1898.

Contemporary Notables of the name Alterio (post 1700)

  • Malena Grisel Alterio Bacaicoa (b. 1974), Argentine-born Spanish actress
  • Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato (b. 1929), Argentine theatre, film and television actor, recipient of the Goya Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award in 2004
  • Ernesto Alterio (b. 1970), Argentine-born Spanish film and television actor, son of Héctor Alterio

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