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Costa Family History

Costa Name Meaning
topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or river bank, or on the coast (ultimately from Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’, also used in a transferred topographical sense), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Costa or named with this word.of Greek origin (see Costas).

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

788,231 Historical Documents with Costa on Ancestry.com
493,575 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,075 Military Records
57,547 Immigration Records
90,333 Census and Voter Lists
124,701 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Costa Families

  • Number of Costa families
     392 - 782
     131 - 391
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Costa families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Costa families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Costa census records

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Costa Family Origin

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Costa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Costa

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Costa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Costa census records

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Costa Civil War Service Records

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