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Where did the Spanish Ledesma family come from? What is the Spanish Ledesma family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ledesma family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ledesma family history?


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

First found in Granada, in southern Spain.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Ledesma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • 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


  • Aaron Ledesma (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • James V Ledesma (b. 1941), American professional diplomat and ambassador
  • Kuh Ledesma, Filipino jazz artist
  • Cristian Daniel Ledesma (b. 1982), Argentine professional football player
  • Juan Francisco Azcárate y Ledesma, Mexican lawyer, leader in the movement for independence from Spain
  • Jaime Ledesma (b. 1973), Puerto Rican film director, producer and actor


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  1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Ledesma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ledesma 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.

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