Costa Family History

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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

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Costa Family Origin

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Costa Family Occupations

What did your Costa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Taxi Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Costa. 19% of Costa men worked as a Taxi Driver and 77% of Costa women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Costa were Retired and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Taxi Driver
  • General Labourer
  • Licensed Victualler
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Costa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Costa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Costa 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 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Costa. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Costa. For the veterans among your Costa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Costa Life Expectancy

What is the average Costa lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Costa

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.

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