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De Costa Name Meaning

Portuguese and Jewish: variant of Da Costa .

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

Similar surnames: Da Costa, Acosta, De Ponte, Da Rosa, De Souza, De Cola, Decoste

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Where is the De Costa family from?

You can see how De Costa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Costa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most De Costa families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 16 De Costa families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded De Costa's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of De Costa families in 1891.
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Costa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De 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 Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Costa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Costa. For the veterans among your De Costa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De Costa lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, De Costa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for De Costa in 1964 was 61, and 44 in 2004.

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