Costilla Family History

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Costilla Name Meaning

Spanish: perhaps from costilla ‘rib’, but more likely from a derivative of Costa.

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

Similar surnames: Castilla, Costella, Castell, Costa, Portilla, Castillo, Montilla

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Costilla Family Origin

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Costilla Family Occupations

What did your Costilla ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Costilla occupation in the UK was Coal Mine Sinker. 50% of Costilla's were Coal Mine Sinkers. Coal Mine Sinker and Surgical Instrument Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Costilla.

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  • Coal Mine Sinker

  • Surgical Instrument Maker


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

Costilla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Costilla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Costilla 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 Costilla. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Costilla. For the veterans among your Costilla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Costilla Life Expectancy

What is the average Costilla lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Costilla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Costilla in 1954 was 52, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Costilla

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Costilla 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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