Costa (surname)


Costa (surname)

Costa, sometimes Da Costa or da Costa, is an Italian (particularly in Liguria, Piedmont and Sardinia), Portuguese and Catalan surname. And, because of immigration, is common in Brazil and Argentina. It's also a surname chosen by the Jews, due to Roman Catholic conversions.

It may refer to:

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Dalla Costa

Origins

In Brazil it is believed that the name has been adopted metaphorically, referring to Da Costa as literally from the coast. This theory would explain the absence of the name in families from states not bounded by water.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Surname GeneaMinas

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