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Where did the Spanish Acosta family come from? What is the Spanish Acosta family crest and coat of arms? When did the Acosta family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Acosta family history?Distinguished surnames, such as Acosta, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Acosta, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Acosta family originally lived on a slope, riverbank or along the coast. The surname Acosta is originally derived from the Old French word Coste, which referred to a slope or bank by the river.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Acosta, Costa, Costas, Dacosta and others.
First found in Castile, preeminent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acosta research. Another 416 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1352, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Acosta History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 89 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Acosta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Acosta Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Acosta Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Acosta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acosta Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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