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The surname Ledesma was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ledesma, Ledezma, Ledsmo and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledesma research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ledesma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ledesma Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Catalina Ortiz Ledesma, recorded in New Spain in 1562

Ledesma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1812
  • Juan De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pedro De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1812
  • Alejo De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1813
  • Hernando De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1817
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  • Rick Ledesma, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1994 (primary), 1996
  • Mary L. Ledesma, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • James Vela Ledesma (b. 1941), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Gabon, 1998-2001; Sao Tome & Principe, 1998-2001
  • Aaron Ledesma (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • James V Ledesma (b. 1941), American professional diplomat and ambassador
  • Cristian Daniel Ledesma (b. 1982), Argentine professional football player
  • Jaime Ledesma (b. 1973), Puerto Rican film director, producer and actor
  • Juan Francisco Azcárate y Ledesma, Mexican lawyer, leader in the movement for independence from Spain
  • Kuh Ledesma, Filipino jazz artist
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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