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Early Origins of the Quesada family

The surname Quesada was first found in Andalucia, southern Spain, in the village named Quesada.

Early History of the Quesada family

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Quesada Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Quezada, De Quezada, De la Quezada, De Quezadas, De las Quexadas, Quesada, Quesadas, Quemadas and many more.

Early Notables of the Quesada family

Notable bearers of the family name Quesada

  • were many bearers of Quesada, who have been ennobled during the 17th century when they were made members of the Knightly Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara, and Montesa. Don Vincente Maria de Qu...

Quesada Ranking

In the United States, the name Quesada is the 5,693rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Quesada is ranked the 3,108th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Quesada migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Quesada Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Isabel De Quesada who settled in New Spain in 1563
  • Andres De Quesada who arrived in Peru in 1592
Quesada Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antonio Quesada who settled in Louisiana in 1778 with his wife and children
Quesada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeronimo De Quesada, who arrived in America in 1813 [3]
  • Miguel De Quesada, who arrived in America in 1816 [3]
  • Hernando Quesada, who arrived in America in 1828 [3]
  • Ana De Quesada, who landed in America in 1828 [3]
  • Bernardino De Quesada, who arrived in America in 1828 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Quesada migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Quesada Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Bernardino De Quesada who, in 1534, immigrated to Cuba

Contemporary Notables of the name Quesada (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant-General Elwood Richard Quesada (1904-1993), American Commanding General Joint Task Force 3 (1950-1951) [5]
  • Joe Quesada (b. 1962), American Editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics
  • Alfredo Revilla Quesada (b. 1912), Bolivian journalist and writer
  • Francisco Morazán Quesada (1792-1842), President of Central America
  • Francisco Miró Quesada (b. 1918), Peruvian philosopher
  • Vicente Fox Quesada (b. 1942), Mexican political leader, president of Mexico (2000-2006)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  5. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Elwood Quesada. Retrieved from on Facebook