Last name: HASTINGS

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HASTINGS : This last name is indexed 225,097 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HASTINGS : 1: English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings (Sussex) near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Hǣsta + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. In the latter part of the 12th century at the time of William the Lion the surname was taken to Scotland where it assimilated instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane.2: English: variant of Hasting with Middle English genitival -s.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’ the Gaelic form of the personal name Augustine (see Austin).

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