Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsHasting, Harestane, Hairston
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Contributor Contrib.M.Hendrix on 7/5/2007
Last Editor EditorMike C on 2/22/2020
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). See also, Hasting.