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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]


This surname was first recorded during the 1240s AD, in a manuscript about Ferdinand III of Castile's army recapturing Seville.[2]





  1. ^ Sephardic surnames
  2. ^ "Historia y heráldica del apellido Quesada.". GRAN INDICE DE HERALDICA E HISTORIA DE APELLIDOS. HERALDICA ESCUDOS DE APELLIDOS. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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