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


Similar surnames: Cotta, Cota, Post, Rosa, Costas, Cosma, Posa, Cova, Comte, Colla

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Costa Family Origin

Where is the Costa family from?

SHOW MORE

Costa Family Occupations

What did your Costa ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Agent

    3%
  • Ashphalte Work

    3%
  • Ballast Contractor

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Costa family was Blacksmith. Agent, Ashphalte Work and Ballast Contractor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Costa. The most common Costa occupation in the UK was Agent. 3% of Costa's were Agents.

Source: Census data for Costa | Data not to scale

Costa Historical Records

What Costa family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Costa ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Costa

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Costa Life Expectancy

What is the average Costa lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Costa 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Costa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Costa in 1945 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Costa

Famous Costa Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name