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Haston Early Origins



The surname Haston was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Hastang. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands.

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Haston Spelling Variations


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Haston Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hastang, Hastange, Hastan and others.

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Haston Early History


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Haston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haston research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1485 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Haston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haston Notables 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:

Haston Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etiennette Haston, who landed in Montreal in 1659

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haston (post 1700)



  • Kirk Haston (b. 1979), American former professional basketball player
  • Ernest N. Haston, American Democrat politician, Tennessee Democratic State Chair, 1923-25
  • Paul Haston, English-born, Canadian writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Louise Haston (b. 1980), Scottish two-time silver medalist Paralympic tandem cyclist
  • James "Jock" Ritchie Haston (1913-1986), British Trotskyist politician and General Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist Party in Great Britain
  • Dougal Haston (1940-1977), Scottish mountaineer who died in an avalanche while skiing above Leysin, Switzerland, the first to conquer Mount Everest by the south-west face

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Haston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haston 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.

This page was last modified on 1 September 2016 at 07:56.

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