Altiero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Altiero family

The surname Altiero was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Bearers of Altiero made up the principal and most illustrious family d'Oriole e duchi di Monterano. They were Princes of Rome. The name comes from a German name, which has two possible origins; the second element is almost certainly from the word "haria," meaning "to practice," but the first element could be either "alda," meaning "old," or "ancient," or it could be "audha," meaning "power," or "riches."

Early History of the Altiero family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Altiero research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1589 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Altiero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Altiero Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Altieri, Alterio, Autieri, Autiero, Ottieri, Ottiero, Uttieri, Uttiero and many more.

Early Notables of the Altiero family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Altiero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Altiero family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Altieri, who arrived in New York on board the Orsola in 1882; Domingo Altieri who went to Puerto Rico in 1816; Alfonso Altieri, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island from Alvignano, in 1898.


Contemporary Notables of the name Altiero (post 1700) +

  • Altiero Spinelli (1907-1986), Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, considered one of the founding fathers of the European Union


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