Costello Family History

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Costello Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oisdealbhaigh ‘son of Oisdealbhach’, a personal name composed of the elements os ‘deer’, ‘fawn’ + dealbhach ‘in the form of’, ‘resembling’.

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

Similar surnames: Castell, Castellon, Morello, Covello, Corsello, Castello, Connell

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Costello Family Origin

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Costello Family Occupations

What did your Costello ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Costello occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Costello's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Costello. A less common occupation for the Costello family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Costello Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Costello. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Costello 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Costello. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Costello. For the veterans among your Costello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Costello Life Expectancy

What is the average Costello lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Costello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Costello in 1943 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Costello

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Costello 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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