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Where did the Scottish Hastings family come from? When did the Hastings family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hastings family history?The Hastings family claim the land of colorful tartans and skirling bagpipes as their ancient homeland. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Norman knight Robert of Hastings distinguished himself at the Battle of Hastings and was granted the town of Hastings by William the Conqueror as reward.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hastings, Hasting, Haistings and others.
First found in Sussex, where the family were descended from Robert of Hastings, who having assisted William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, was given the town of Hastings in gratitude. He became Mayor of Hastings. One of the first records of the name was of Henry de Hastings (c.1235–c.1269) who was created Baron in 1264 by Simon de Montfort. He led the Londoners at the Battle of Lewes. His son John Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings (1262–1313) fought in the 1290s wars in the Scotland, Ireland and France under King Edward I. His son, John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings (1287–1325) served in the First War of Scottish Independence under King Edward II and later became Governor of Kenilworth Castle.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hastings research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1298, 1431, 1483, 1466, 1506, 1488, 1544, 1514, 1561, 1540, 1604, 1560, 1595, 1586, 1643, 1609, 1656, 1625, 1628, 1629, 1650, 1701, 1686, 1689, 1687, 1688, 1696, 1746, 1610, 1667, 1721, 1720 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Hastings History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 339 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hastings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hastings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hastings Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hastings Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hastings Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Hastings Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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