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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.
- 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