Costa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Notables of the Costa family (pre 1700)

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United States Costa migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Costa Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Pedro de Costa, went to Venezuela in 1534
  • Cristóbal Costa, went to Hispaniola in 1537
Costa Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Matthias De Costa, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]
Costa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Costa, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Francisco Costa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1813 [1]
  • Ventura Costa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Ramon Costa, aged 53, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [1]
  • Pedro De Costa, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Costa (post 1700) +

  • David Joseph "Dave" Costa (1941-2013), American NFL football defensive tackle
  • Johnny Costa (1922-1996), American jazz pianist
  • Mr. Walter Benedict Anthony Da Costa B.E.M., British Asset Recovery for Finance and Data Analysis Lead at Strategic Centre of Organised Crime Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at Home Office, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the Home Office [2]
  • José Carlos de Sequeira Costa (1929-2019), Portuguese pianist from Luanda, Angola
  • Mateus Galiano da Costa (b. 1984), Angolan footballer who plays for Portuguese club Boavista F.C
  • Maria Costa (1926-2016), Italian poet
  • José Fonseca e Costa GCIH (1933-2015), Portuguese film director
  • Giovanni Costa y Martínez (1826-1903), Italian landscape painter
  • Luis Araujo Costa (1885-1956), Spanish writer and critic
  • Sir Michael Andrew Angus Costa (1810-1884), Italian-born conductor and composer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Peter David Costa (b. 1920), Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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