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