Costas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Distinguished surnames, such as Costas, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Costas, 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 Costas family originally lived on a slope, riverbank or along the coast. The surname Costas is originally derived from the Old French word Coste, which referred to a slope or bank by the river.

Early Origins of the Costas family

The surname Costas was first found in Castile, preeminent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Costas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costas research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1139, 1867 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Costas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Costas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Acosta, Costa, Costas, Dacosta and others.

Early Notables of the Costas family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Alvaro de Acosta, sixteenth century nobleman from Valladolid; José de Acosta, sixteenth century Spanish author and naturalist; Félix Acosta y Riaza, eighteenth century Cuban patriot; Pedro Costa, eighteenth century Spanish sculptor; Joaquín de Acosta, nineteenth century Colombian historian...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Costas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Costas Ranking

In the United States, the name Costas is the 18,758th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Costas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Costas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisca Costas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1831
  • Francisca Costas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1831 [2]
  • Jaime Costas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1831 [2]
  • Francisco Antonio Costas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1855 [2]
  • Setback Costas, went to Puerto Rico in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Costas (post 1700) +

  • Manuel Costas Sanromán (1942-2020), Spanish professional footballer who played as a defender
  • Abel Costas Montaño (1920-2015), Bolivian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Tarija (1974-1995)
  • José Costas Gual (1918-2011), Spanish astronomer
  • Abel Costas Montaño (b. 1920), Bolivian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Leticia Costas Moreira, professional Spanish tennis player
  • Costas Kouklis, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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