Hastings

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Etymology[edit]

The place name in England is derived from the Old English tribal name Hæstingas, meaning "Hæsta's people", "the family/followers of Hæsta", which was later transferred to their settlement.

The family name has two possible sources:

  • from the place name
  • a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Norman personal name Hasten(c), Hastang

The later place names in other countries are named either after people with that family name, or after the town of Hastings in England.

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Proper noun[edit]

Hastings

  1. A place name
  2. A habitational surname​.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, The Oxford Names Companion, Oxford University Press 2002. ISBN 0-19-860561-7
  • P. H. Reaney, A Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd edition revised by R. M. Wilson, Oxford University Press 1997. ISBN 0-19-860092-5

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