Hungarian (Almásy): habitational name for someone from any of 43 places called Almás in 22 counties of the former Hungarian kingdom. All of these places were named for their apple orchards (from alma ‘apple’). In some cases the family name may derive from a compound place name such as Tóalmás, Bácsalmás, Rácalmás, Hídalmás etc. See also Almas .
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.