× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The Costley surname came to Ireland with the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century. They were originally from the Norman family Nangles, or de Angulos, and descended in Ireland from Gilbert de Nangle. Costello and associated variations come from the personal name of a son of Gilbert, Oisdealbhach, whose name consists of the elements "os," which means "deer or fawn", and "dealbhadh," which means "in the form of" or "resembling." The Gaelic form of the surname Costley, which predated the Anglicized version of the name, is Mac Oisdealbhaigh. This is the earliest recorded example of a Norman family assuming a Mac surname. The prefix O has sometimes been erroneously assumed.

Costley Early Origins



The surname Costley was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they were granted lands by the Earl of Pembroke in the Anglo- Norman invasion of 1172.

Close

Costley Spelling Variations


Expand

Costley Spelling Variations



It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Costley that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Costley has existed in the various shapes: Costello, MacCostello, Costillo, Costallo, Kostello, McCostello, Caustello, Costellow and many more.

Close

Costley Early History


Expand

Costley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costley research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1500, 1803 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Costley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Costley Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Costley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Costley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Costley:

Costley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Costley, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Micheal Costley, who landed in Texas in 1835

Costley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Costley, aged 3, who settled in America from Millom, England, in 1908
  • James P. Costley, aged 29, who landed in America from Newmains, Scotland, in 1910
  • Winnifred Costley, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Wolverhampton, England, in 1913
  • Henry R. Costley, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Wolverhampton, England, in 1913
  • William James Costley, aged 16, who settled in America from Milton, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Costley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Costley landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Costley (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Costley (post 1700)



  • William M. Costley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1954
  • William J. Costley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952
  • Mark Costley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1996
  • The Very Rev Harold Costley -White (1878-1966), English Anglican dean and author

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne te quaesiveris extra
Motto Translation: Seek nothing beyond your sphere.


Close

Costley Family Crest Products


Expand

Costley Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Costley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Costley 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2016 at 00:16.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest