Da Costa Family History

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Da Costa Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): variant of the topographic name Costa, denoting someone who lived on a slope or river bank or on the sea coast, with the addition of the preposition da ‘from (the)’, ‘of (the)’.

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

Similar surnames: De Costa, Costa, Decoste, D'agosta, Da Cunha, Da Ponte, Da Silva

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Da Costa Family Origin

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Da Costa Family Occupations

What did your Da Costa ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Da Costa occupation in the UK was General Dealer. 20% of Da Costa's were General Dealers. A less common occupation for the Da Costa family was Cigar Dealer. General Dealer, Annuitant and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Da Costa.

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  • General Dealer

  • Annuitant

  • Butcher

  • Cigar Dealer


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

Da Costa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Da Costa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Da 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Da 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Da Costa. For the veterans among your Da Costa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Da Costa Life Expectancy

What is the average Da Costa lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Da Costa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Da Costa in 1968 was 72, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Da Costa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Da 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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