When Manuel Jesús Pesantes was born in 1832, in Biblián, Biblián, Cañar, Ecuador, his father, Jose Miguel Pesantes, was 23 and his mother, Baltazara Leon, was 18. He married Concepción Velez in 1891, in Biblián, Cañar, Ecuador. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1944, in Biblián, Cañar, Ecuador, at the age of 112.
Hispanic (Ecuador and Peru): possibly an altered form (plural) of Italian Pesante .