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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.

Altamirano Early Origins



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

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Altamirano Spelling Variations


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Altamirano Spelling Variations



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

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Altamirano Early History


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Altamirano Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Altamirano research. Another 169 words (12 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.

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Altamirano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Altamirano Early Notables (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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Altamirano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Altamirano (post 1700)


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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
  • Carlos Anibal Altamirano Argüello (1942-2015), Ecuadorian Roman Catholic bishop

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Altamirano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Altamirano Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:34.

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