Hastings (name)

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Hastings is a surname of English and Irish origin, and is used also as a given name.


As a surname Hastings may sometimes be a patronymic surname from the Anglo-Norman personal name Hasting (also Hastain), but is usually a toponymic surname from Hastings in Sussex.[1] It is a common surname in Ireland, where it is thought to often be a rough phonetic Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic sept of Ó hOistín who were kin of the MacDermots of Connacht, first Anglicized as Hestin and Histon, then later Hastings.[2][3]

List of people surnamed Hastings[edit]


People with the given name Hastings[edit]

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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H., A Dictionary of English Surnames, Oxford University Press, third edition revised by R.M.Wilson, 1997
  2. ^ O'Laughlin, Michael C. The Book of Irish Families: Great & Small. 1992,1997. https://books.google.com/books?id=mZt3oGtk1KgC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=hastings+name+origin+ireland&source=bl&ots=or2uCkRlzo&sig=Sgl41XT7vZg4RW3U37omipxh_Y0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eKRIUaCaIcrl4APWzYDYDg&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=hastings%20name%20origin%20ireland&f=false,
  3. ^ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Hastings