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The noble Spanish surname Cuesta is local in origin, as it is derived from the place where the original bearer lived or once held land. The name Cuesta, is derived from a place name found at various locations throughout Spain, and denotes a slope or hill. The family name Cuesta, therefore, signifies simply "of or from Cuesta."

Cuesta Early Origins



The surname Cuesta was first found in the Castilian province of Santander, in the district of Vecilla. However, evidence shows that the Cuesta family was also present in the regions of Leon, Aragon and their surrounding provinces.

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Cuesta Spelling Variations


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Cuesta Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuestas, Cueto, Cuesta and others.

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Cuesta Early History


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Cuesta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuesta research. Another 374 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1824 is included under the topic Early Cuesta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cuesta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cuesta 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 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuesta 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 were:

Cuesta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastian DeLa Cuesta, who landed in America in 1817
  • Alonso DeLa Cuesta, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Antonio Cuesta, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1842
  • Robert Cuesta, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Manuel Cuesta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cuesta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cuesta (post 1700)



  • Michael Cuesta (b. 1963), American film and television director
  • Henry Falcon Cuesta (1931-2003), American musician who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show
  • Raimundo Fernández- Cuesta y Merelo (1897-1992), Spanish politician
  • Íñigo Cuesta López de Castro (b. 1969), former Spanish professional road bicycle racer
  • Gregorio García de la Cuesta y Fernández deCelis (1741-1811), prominent Spanish general of the Peninsular War
  • Jorge Mateo Cuesta Porte-Petit (1903-1942), Mexican chemist and writer
  • Yamith Cuesta (b. 1989), Colombian footballer
  • Alfonso Cuesta y Cuesta (b. 1912), novelist and critic in Ecuador

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cuesta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cuesta 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 5 September 2015 at 09:37.

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