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Acosta Family History

Acosta Name Meaning
Portuguese and Spanish: altered form (by misdivision) of Da Costa.

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

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616,816 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,954 Military Records
32,249 Immigration Records
99,217 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Acosta Families

  • Number of Acosta families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Acosta families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Acosta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Acosta census records

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Acosta Family Origin

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Acosta Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Acosta families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Acosta

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Acosta Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Acosta census records

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Acosta Civil War Service Records

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