Acosta Family Crest / Acosta Coat of Arms Click on this link TO SEE OUR COATS OF ARMS / FAMILY CRESTS PRODUCTS FOR THIS SURNAME Please be aware that there is more than one coat of arms for this surname. If you would like this particular coat of arms, you must describe it on your order form. If you don't describe it on your order form, we will provide you with the oldest coat of arms on record for this surname, which may or may not be the one pictured above. Also, the heraldry images on this website are copyrighted. Please email me if you would like permission to use the image pictured above on a website. Origin Displayed: Spanish Spelling variations include: Acosta, Costa, Costas, Dacosta and others. First found in Castile, preeminent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Gonzalo de Acosta, a conquistador who voyaged with Diego Garc?a de Moguer and Sebastian Cabot to the R?o de la Plata in 1527. Later he accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to Buenos Aires, and Alvar NĚ▒ez to Paraguay. Also of note was Juan de Acosta, who assisted Pizarro in the conquest of Peru. Other early settlers included Enrique de Acosta, who emigrated to America in 1527.
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