Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place
in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army
was defeated by the Normans in 1066. It is named from Old English
Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to
Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th
century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish
surname Harestane (see Hairston).
- English: variant
- Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of
Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the
Gaelic form of Augustine (see Austin).
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