Ledesma History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ledesma family

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

Early History of the Ledesma family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledesma research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ledesma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ledesma Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ledesma family (pre 1700)

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United States Ledesma migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Juan De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Pedro De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Alejo De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Hernando De Ledesma, who landed in America in 1817 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ledesma (post 1700) +

  • Aaron Ledesma (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • James V Ledesma (b. 1941), American professional diplomat and ambassador
  • Rick Ledesma, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1994 (primary), 1996 [2]
  • Mary L. Ledesma, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • James Vela Ledesma (b. 1941), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Gabon, 1998-2001; Sao Tome & Principe, 1998-2001 [2]
  • 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
  • Ramiro Ledesma Ramos (1905-1936), Spanish politician, essayist, and journalist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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