Costella has a Venetian lineage in the Treviso and Belluno area and in the nearby Pordenone area, Vittorio Veneto and Mansuè in the Treviso area, Pieve di Cadore in the Belluno area, and Fiume Veneto and Sacile in the Pordenone area, one in the Parma area in Borgo Val di Taro, on the border with Liguria and one in Genoa, Costelli, very rare, has a small Lombard stock, in the area that includes Varese, Milan and Bergamo, Costello, now almost unique, which should have been originally from Campania and Sicily, it would seem now present only in Piedmont, these surnames could in some cases derive from the medieval name Costellus, but very often they originate from hypocoristic forms of locality names (see COSTA). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas COSTELLA: this is not a properly Sardinian surname; the highest number of visitors is in Veneto (Vittorio Veneto 29). By meaning and estimation we believe it derives from the Latin costa and is its diminutive. The arrival of the surname in Sardinia (exclusively in Arborea - 19 - province of Oristano), dates back to the 20s of the last century, at the time of the Reclamation of the Plain of Terralba [to learn more see "the Arboreino - from the marshes to Reclamation of the Terralbese - from Mussolinia to Arborea 2000 - by Michele Angioni - Ed. PTM of Mogoro or see in the Web the arborea of Michele Angioni.] We do not however have the certainty that the first Costella in Sardinia arrived in the 20's of the 20th century , because among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, LPDE of 1388 we have a certain Costedda, which we suppose is the transcription in Sardinian of Costella: Costedda Petro, ville Selluri (** Selluri - Sedduri - Seddori: today's Sanluri. Et ego Capula Marcus. sindicus, actor et procurator ville Selluri.seu to Petro De Castay, capitulant locuntenente and Margiano Costa, potestatis terre Selluri locuntenente et omnibus habitatoribus dicte terre, congregatis X die januarii 1388).
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