The Almas surname is derived from two Hungarian terms "al," meaning "beneath" or "under," and the word "mase," which means "somebody" or "someone else's." The surname was most likely originally used to refer to someone who was under somebody else's patronage.
The surname Almas was first found in Hungary where there were several noble families who bearing the Almas or Almasy surnames; as recorded by Johann Siebmacher, the German historian, in his work "Der Ungarischer Adel," an index of the Hungarian nobility.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Almasy, who arrived at Ellis Island
, NY in 1896; Gyorgy Almasy of Bremen, who arrived at Ellis Island, NY in 1897; Lajos Almasy of Moreny, who arrived at Ellis Island, NY in 1901.