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Where did the Hungary Almassy family come from? What is the Hungary Almassy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Almassy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Almassy family history?

The Almassy 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.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Almasy, Almas, Almassy and others.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almassy research. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1593, 1767, and 1777 are included under the topic Early Almassy History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almassy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almassy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susanna Almassy, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Almassy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Susie Almassy, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Anna Almassy, aged 16, who settled in America from Oviz, Hungary, in 1910
  • Peter Almassy, aged 47, who landed in America from Nagyselmecz, Hungary, in 1911
  • Ludwig Almassy, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Wien, Austria, in 1913
  • Andras Almassy, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Iske, Hungary, in 1914


  • Zsuzsa Almássy (b. 1950), Hungarian former Olympic figure skater


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