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Da costa Early Origins



The surname Da costa was first found in the 12th century with the Costa family in the city of Genoa.

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Da costa Spelling Variations


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Da costa Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Da costa include Costa, Costi, Coste, Da Costa, Dalla Costa and many more.

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Da costa Early History


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Da costa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Da costa research. More information is included under the topic Early Da costa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Da costa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Da costa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Giovanni Costa, who was involved in the governmental council in Piedmont during the 15th century; Cesare Costa of Assisi was a priest and lawyer around 1438; Lorenzo Costa was a famous painter in Bologna around this time, whose works can be...

Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Da costa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Da costa arrived in North America very early:

Da costa Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Del Mz DaCosta, who landed in Jamaica in 1740
  • Isaac Nunez DaCosta, who landed in Jamaica in 1741
  • Jacob Nunez DaCosta, who landed in Jamaica in 1741
  • Moses Nunez DaCosta, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • Abraham Nunez DaCosta, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Da costa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peorine M DaCosta, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Bartolome Dacosta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Da costa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Da costa (post 1700)



  • Morton DaCosta (1914-1989), American Tony Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated theatre and film director, film producer, writer, and actor
  • Amanda DaCosta (b. 1989), American professional soccer midfielder
  • Yaya DaCosta (b. 1982), American actress and fashion model
  • Luísa Dacosta (b. 1927), Portuguese writer
  • Noel G. DaCosta (1929-2002), Nigerian-Jamaican composer, jazz violinist, and choral conductor
  • António Dacosta (1914-1990), Portuguese painter and poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Bascapč, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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    The Da costa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Da costa 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 31 July 2013 at 13:20.

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