Hastings Name Meaning

English and Scottish: 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). English: variant of Hasting. Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine (see Austin).

List of People with Surname Hastings

According to our database, there are a total of 9,968 people with the surname Hastings. Among these people surnamed Hastings, there are about 1,166 distinct names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Charles Hastings, Elizabeth Hastings and Barbara Hastings are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hastings, with 100, 88 and 82 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Hastings, with a total of 873 people, and there are a total of 471 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hastings, with a total of 784 people and an average of 454 distinct names.