Acosta Family History

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Acosta Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Da Costa, Costas, Cotta, Costa, Apostol, Ragosta, Cost, Cosma, Agosti

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Acosta Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Acosta name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Acosta. 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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Acosta Family Origin

Where is the Acosta family from?

Acosta Family Occupations

What did your Acosta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Acosta occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Acosta's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Laborer On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acosta. A less common occupation for the Acosta family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laborer On Farm

  • Cigar Maker


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

Acosta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Acosta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Acosta 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Acosta. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Acosta. For the veterans among your Acosta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Acosta Life Expectancy

What is the average Acosta lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Acosta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Acosta in 1942 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Acosta 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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