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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.

Hastings Early Origins



The surname Hastings was first found in Sussex, where the family were descended from Robert of (de) 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Another branch that some claim to be older, was found at Fillongley in Warwickshire. "This place, the name of which is variously written in Domesday Book, is supposed to have been the earliest seat of the rich and powerful family of Hastings, who held many offices of distinction during several reigns." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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. "Sir William Hastings, created Baron Hastings by Edward IV., and who was beheaded by Richard III., built a strong castle [in Ashby-De-La-Zouch in Leicestershire] in the reign of the former monarch, in which Mary, Queen of Scots, while in the custody of the Earl of Huntingdon, was for some time kept in confinement. Ashby Castle was garrisoned for his majesty by the earl's second son, Col. Henry Hastings, who was made general of the king's forces in the midland counties, and, for his services to the royal cause, was in 1643 created Baron Loughborough." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Again in England, another early record was found at Aston-Cantlow in Warwickshire. "John de Hastings, into whose possession it had come, claimed by prescription, in the 13th of Edward I., a court leet, with assize of bread and beer, weifs, gallows, and free warren, all which were allowed." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
What an incredible example of the dutiful feudal records of the time!

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Hastings Spelling Variations


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Hastings Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hastings, Hasting, Haistings and others.

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Hastings Early History


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Hastings Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Hastings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hastings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings KG (c.1431-1483), an English nobleman executed on the charge of treason; Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, KB (1466-1506), an English peer; George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1488-1544), English nobleman; Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, KG (1514-1561)...

Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hastings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hastings In Ireland


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Hastings In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hastings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hastings (c.1605-1685), English immigrant from Ipswich, Suffolk who sailed aboard The Elizabeth to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Edward Hastings settled in the Island of Providence in 1635
  • Edward Hastings, aged 23, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • William Hastings, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Walter Hastings, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hastings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Judith Hastings, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Thomas Hastings, who arrived in America in 1796

Hastings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hastings, who landed in America in 1803
  • Bryan Hastings, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Alexander Hastings, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Hastings, who arrived in America in 1812
  • James Hastings, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hastings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Hastings, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1904

Hastings Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Hastings, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Hastings Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hastings, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Isabella Hastings, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Fanny Hastings, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Mary Hastings, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • Sarah Hastings, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hastings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hastings, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • James Hastings, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Joseph Hastings, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Mary Hastings, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Mary Hastings, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"

Hastings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Hastings, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • John Hastings arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Elizabeth Hastings arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Susan Hastings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Ann Hastings arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hastings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hastings (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Hastings (1925-2014), American radio, film, and television character actor, best known for his roles in McHale's Navy and All in the Family
  • Michael Mahon Hastings (1980-2013), American journalist, best known for his Rolling Stone article named "The Runaway General"
  • Major Gen Kester Lovejoy Hastings (1897-1983), Quartermaster of the U.S. Army
  • Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. (b. 1960), American entrepreneur and education philanthropist, founder and CEO of Netflix
  • Smith H. Hastings (1843-1905), Union Colonel in the American Civil War, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Private First Class Joe R Hastings, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Brian Frederick Hastings (b. 1940), retired New Zealand cricketer
  • His Honour Judge William "Bill" Kenneth Hastings (b. 1960), Chief Censor of New Zealand (1999 to 2010)
  • Stephen Hastings, British Politician
  • Warren Hastings (1732-1818), the first governor-general of British India, from 1773 to 1785
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hastings Historic Events


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Hastings Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Margaret Anderson Hastings, (née Gardiner), Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in New Rochelle, New York, USA returning to Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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