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The Austin family name is derived from the given name Austin, which was the vernacular form of the Latin name "Augustus", meaning "majestic." As a personal name, Augustine was popular due to St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) who had a great influence on early Christianity, as well as St Augustine of Canterbury, first Archbishop of Canterbury, who founded the oldest see in England, in 597.

Austin Early Origins



The surname Austin was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Austin Spelling Variations


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Austin Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Austin include Austin, Austins, Austen, Austeane, Ostian, Ousteane, Owstyne, Ostiane and many more.

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Austin Early History


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Austin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Austin research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1538, 1613, 1669, 1629, 1683, 1676, 1580, 1666, 1660, 1661, 1642, 1696, 1666, 1681, 1641, 1699, 1667, 1679, 1664, 1706, 1699, 1701, 1697, 1743, 1728, 1734, 1650 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Austin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Austin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Austin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Austin or Austen (1613-1669), an English lawyer and controversial writer from Walpole, Suffolk; Katherine Austen (1629-ca.1683), English diarist and poet best known for Book M; Ralph Austen (died 1676), an English writer on gardening; Sir Robert Austen, 1st Baronet ( c. 1580-1666) of Hall Place...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Austin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Austin In Ireland


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Austin In Ireland



Some of the Austin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Austin or a variant listed above:

Austin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Austin, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Austin, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Austin, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Geo Austin, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Georg Austin, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Austin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Austin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1734
  • Hugh Williams Austin, who landed in Barbados in 1779
  • Adam Austin, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782
  • David Austin, an early saddle-bag preacher who was ordained in the Presbytery of New York in 1788
  • J Austin, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Austin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Austin, the great grandfather of Rutherford Hayes, known as the "Forgotten President of the U.S.A."
  • Charles Austin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • B C Austin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C G Austin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E T Austin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Austin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Austin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Caleb Austin, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Carleton, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Chris Austin, Jr. , U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Eastern District, Upper Canada c. 1783 he was widowed before settling [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Austin, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 352 on board the "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joel Austin, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Home District, South Central Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Austin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Austin, who arrived in Canada in 1828
  • James Austin, aged 30, a shoemaker, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Jane Austin, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Benjamin Austin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • Hiram Austin, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Austin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Austin, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • George Austin, a sawyer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Austin, 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
  • Joseph Austin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • Mary Ann Esther Austin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Austin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Austin, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Ann Austin, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Austin, aged 13, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Robert Austin, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • John Austin, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Austin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Austin (post 1700)



  • Tracy Ann Austin (b. 1962), American former World No. 1 female professional tennis player
  • Gene Austin (1900-1972), American singer and songwriter
  • Charles Austin (b. 1967), American Gold Medal winning high jumper
  • Herbert Austin (1866-1941), 1st Baron Austin, English English automobile designer and builder who founded the Austin Motor Company
  • Robert Sargent Austin (1895-1973), English etcher
  • Lieutenant General Lloyd James Austin III (b. 1953), United States Army officer
  • Alfred Austin (1835-1913), English poet
  • Peter Austin (1921-2014), British brewer, founder of Ringwood Brewery, New Forest, Hampshire
  • Henry Albert Austin (1833-1911), Canadian merchant and politician who represented Saint John County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1875 to 1878
  • Henry C. Austin (1844-1904), Major League Baseball outfielder who played in 1873 for the Elizabeth Resolutes
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Austin Historic Events


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Austin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Margaret M Austin (1861-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert G L Austin (b. 1906), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Sydney Austin, Australian Midshipman from Australia, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Austin


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Suggested Readings for the name Austin



  • The Austin Family of Bennington, Vermont by Hugh S. Austin.
  • Austin and Rich Genealogy.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Austin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Austin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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