. Sebastian is a masculine given name that is derived from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning "from Sebastia" and is also a surname derived from Saint Sebastian (died c. 288), an early Christian saint and martyr.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bartolome Sebastian who came to the Spanish Main in 1534; Diego Sebastian who immigrated to Rio de la Plata in 1535; and Francisco Sebastian who settled in the Dominican Republic in 1564. Later migrants included Benito Sebastian who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1823.