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Hastings Name Meaning

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 H?stingas ‘people of H?sta’. 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 of Hasting. Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine (see Austin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hasting, Harting, Harding, Halling, Haskin, Hartin, Harling, Haskins

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Hastings Family Origin

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Hastings Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hastings. The most common Hastings occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Hastings's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hastings family was Annuitant.

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