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The distinguished Spanish surname Altamira is of toponymic origin, that is, it belongs to that category of surnames which derive their origin from the name of the place in which the original bearer of the name was born or resided. In this instance, the surname Altamira comes directly from Altamiros or Altamira. The place name Altamiro is formed by the combination of two Spanish words, "alta," meaning "high," and "mira," meaning "view," possibly referring to the high view observed from that topographical point.

Early Origins of the Altamira family


The surname Altamira was first found in various places located in the Spanish provinces of Vizcaya and Caceres.

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Early History of the Altamira family

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Early History of the Altamira family


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Altamira Spelling Variations

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Altamira Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Altamira, Altamiros, Altamyrano and others.

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Early Notables of the Altamira family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Altamira family (pre 1700)


Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de...
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Migration of the Altamira family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Altamira family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hernando Altamyrano who emigrated to Rio de la Plata in 1535; Hernando Altamirano who arrived in New Spain in 1553; Fransico Altamirano who sailed for Peru in 1569.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Altamira (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Altamira (post 1700)


  • Rafael Altamira, Spanish historian and literary critic, born in Alicante in 1866 and who died in Mexico in 1951

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