Antony Costa

Antony Costa – “Gambit” World Premiere – Arrivals – Empire Cinema, Leicester Square – London, UK, 2012 – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Antony Daniel Costa

Place of Birth: Hendon, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 June, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Greek Cypriot (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Antony Costa is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a member of the boyband Blue, along with Duncan James, Lee Ryan, and Simon Webbe.

Antony is the son of Andrea and Michael Costa. His father is of Greek Cypriot descent, and his mother is Jewish. His brother Louis Costa appeared on The X Factor, and was in a musical group, The Chase.

Antony’s maternal grandfather was Leslie Witco (the son of Isaac Witco and Bessie Caplan). Leslie was born in Whitechapel, London, England. Isaac was born in Lithuania, the son of Morris/Moshe Tovi Witkoff/Witkevics/Witkofsky and Tauba/Toby Berkson/Bergson. Bessie was born in Minsk, Belarus, the daughter of Hershel/Herschel/Harris Hillel Caplan and Rebecca/Rivka Ruth Bulko.

Antony’s maternal grandmother was Frances/Francis Pulvermacher (the daughter of Aaron Pulvermacher and Rose/Rosa Elster/Hallstein). Frances was born in Whitechapel, London, England. Rose was born in Russia, the daughter of Solomon Hallstein/Elstein and Sophie/Sophia Gildbrass, who were evidently from Warsaw.

Sources: https://www.mirror.co.uk

Genealogy of Antony’s maternal great-grandmother, Bessie (Caplan) Witco – https://www.geni.com

Likely Antony’s maternal great-grandfather, Aaron Pulvermacher, on the 1901 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

8 Responses

  1. louiscosta89 says:

    Ok Thank you so much. You’ve helped more than you know. I will definitely research those websites. You got it spot on.
    God bless and take care :)

  2. bablah says:

    His maternal grandparents were most likely Leslie Witco and Francis/Frances Pulvermacher. Leslie was the son of Isaac Witco and Bessie Caplan. Frances was the daughter of Aaron Pulvermacher and Rose Elster.

    • louiscosta89 says:

      Hi there. I am His brother and this is absolutely (scarily) spot on. Can you please divulge how you knew this? I’m doing my family tree and this would be a great help. Please. Can you follow me on Social Media – @mrlouiscosta on Instagram / Twitter and Louis Costa on Facebook. Once again Please reply.
      God bless.
      Louis

      • louiscosta89 says:

        P.S The Reason I have given you my Social media’s is because we can private message on there. Speak soon.

      • bablah says:

        Most of what I find is from familysearch.com, ancestry.com or newspapers.com.
        I can’t remember where I found this, but I obviously wasn’t able to say for certain if these were your grandparents, I just suspected it. I’m not that great at UK genealogy. I’m not sure if I would be of any use to you going further up the family tree.

        • louiscosta89 says:

          Ok Thank you so much. You’ve helped more than you know. I will definitely research those websites. You got it spot on.
          God bless and take care :)

          • andrew says:

            Wow that is amazing.

          • follers says:

            I filled out more details and names.

            There’s likely a relation to Brandon Flynn (https://ethnicelebs.com/brandon-flynn), given that he’s also descended from a Pulvermacher family that moved from around Poland to England.

            I can’t find Aaron Pulvermacher’s parents with certainty. Flynn’s great-great-great-grandparents were Morris Pulvermacher and Rachel.

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