Ledesma Family History

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Ledesma Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Ledesma, in the provinces of Logroño, Salamanca, and Soria. The place name is ancient and probably derives from a superlative form of a Celtic adjective meaning ‘broad’, ‘wide’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ledezma, Lees, Lodes, Ledsome, Lessa, Medema, Lerma, Leese, Lema

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Ledesma Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ledesma name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ledesma. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Ledesma Family Origin

Where is the Ledesma family from?

Ledesma Family Occupations

What did your Ledesma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ledesma occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Ledesma's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Ledesma family was Shoemaker. Laborer, Works In Cigar Factory and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ledesma.

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  • Laborer

  • Works In Cigar Factory

  • Day Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ledesma ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ledesma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ledesma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledesma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ledesma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ledesma. For the veterans among your Ledesma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledesma Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledesma lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ledesma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ledesma in 1940 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ledesma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledesma ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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