Quesada is a Spanish name originating from the region of Jaén, Andalucia. It was originally the surname of the nobility from the town of Quesada. It is also briefly mentioned in the tale of Don Quixote as a possible alternate surname for the title character.
Also, the variant of this surname "Quezada" can be found as a
Sephardic Jewish surname. [1 ] History [edit ]
This surname was first recorded during the 1240s AD, in a manuscript about
Ferdinand III of Castile's army recapturing Seville. [2 ] People [edit ] Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada (1871–1939), Cuban writer, politician, diplomat, and sixth President of Cuba Diego Camacho Quesada (born 1976), Spanish footballer Elwood Richard Quesada (1904–1993), American administrator and air force general Francisco Miró Quesada (born 1918), Peruvian philosopher Francisco Morazán Quesada (1792–1842), President of Central America Jenaro Quesada, 1st Marquis of Miravalles (1818–1889), Spanish soldier Joe Quesada (born 1962), editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada (born 1956), Mexican politician Gonzalo Quesada (born 1974), Argentine rugby player Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada a conquistador of South America Salvador Quesada (1889-?), Olympic fencer Vicente Fox Quesada, (born 1942) Former President of Mexico Vicente Quesada (1812–1877), Chilean lawyer and lawmaker, father of Jenaro Quesada Yoelbi Quesada (born 1973), Cuban athlete in the triple jump Alejandro Quezada Alfredo De Quesada Puerto Rican stage, film and theatre actor Steven Michael Quezada American actor Nya Quesada (1919−2013), Argentine actress Places [edit ] Other [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Sephardic surnames ^ "Historia y heráldica del apellido Quesada.". GRAN INDICE DE HERALDICA E HISTORIA DE APELLIDOS. HERALDICA ESCUDOS DE APELLIDOS . Retrieved 13 December 2011. See also [edit ]