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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. HEHS-tən(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsÓ hOistín, Hasting, Haston, Hasten, Austin, Astin, Austen, Asten, Astyn, Astyne, Augustine, Harestane, Hairston, Haistings, Haisting, Heastings, Hestings, Austing, Hesdon, Hesdin, Hestin, Histon, Histin, Heaston, Hayston, Haiston, Austyn, Augustin, Augustyn, Awgustyn, Autin

Meaning & History

Derived from Heston, a suburban area in West London (historically in Middlesex), or Histon, a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. It is either named with Old English hǣs meaning "brushwood" and tūn meaning "farmstead, settlement, estate", or from hyse "shoot, tendril, son, youth" and tūn. As an Irish name, it is a variant of Hastings. A famous bearer was the American actor and political activist Charlton Heston (1923-2008).
Added 9/12/2021 by General9696
Edited 11/17/2022 by General9696