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, 1551, 1619, 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)

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 estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Don Pedro de Anda Altamirano (c. 1551-1619), a Spanish conquistador, judge, and colonizer of New Spain...
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Altamirano Ranking

In the United States, the name Altamirano is the 6,283rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

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 Democratic Party politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 25th District, 1971-85 [2]
  • Porfirio Altamirano Ramírez (b. 1952), nicknamed "El Guajiro," a Nicaraguan former professional baseball right-handed middle relief pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1982–83) and Chicago Cubs (1984), inducted into the Nicaraguan Sports Hall of Fame, on August 2, 1994
  • Division General Luis Altamirano Talavera (1867-1938), Chilean military officer, minister, Vice President of the Republic and finally President of the Government Junta of Chile between 1924 and 1925
  • Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Basilio (1834-1893), Mexican radical liberal writer, journalist, teacher and politician who wrote Clemencia (1869), often considered to be the first modern Mexican novel
  • Héctor Altamirano Escudero (b. 1977), Mexican former professional footballer and current manager of Liga MX club Querétaro, nicknamed "El Pity"
  • Fernando Altamirano (1848-1908), Mexican physician, botanist and naturalist, born in Aculco, studied in Querétaro, founder and the director of the Instituto Medico Nacional from 1888 to 1908
  • Frederick "Eric" Altamirano (b. 1966), former Filipino basketball player and he formerly the assistant coach of the Alaska Aces
  • Brother Armin Altamirano Luistro FSC (b. 1961), Filipino Lasallian Brother who served as secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III
  • Carlos Anibal Altamirano Argüello (1942-2015), Ecuadorian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Carlos Altamirano Orrego (1922-2019), Chilean lawyer and socialist politician, General Secretary of the Chilean Socialist Party (PS) between 1971 and 1979


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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