Altamirano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Altamirano 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 Altamirano 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 Altamirano family

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

Early History of the Altamirano family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Altamirano research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1620, 1625 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Altamirano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Altamirano Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Altamirano family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Altamirano family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Altamirano (post 1700) +

  • Ben D. Altamirano (1930-2007), American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 25th District, 1971-85 [1]
  • Carlos Anibal Altamirano Argüello (1942-2015), Ecuadorian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Tomás Altamirano Mantovani (1960-2009), Panamanian politician and National Assembly deputy

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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