Hasty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Hasty. It is derived from "the name of an ancestor, 'the son of Anastasia,' from the nickname Anstie, abbreviated to Astie." [1]

Some sources note the Hastie variant could have been a nickname for someone who was "hasty, impatient." [2] [3] [4]

Early Origins of the Hasty family

The surname Hasty was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow.

"Robert Hasty and John Hasty were tenants of Herthornhill in 1376, Thom Hasti witnessed an instrument of sasine dated 1478, and John Haisty was witness to another instrument of sasine in 1525. " [5]

Further to the south, the surname was typically found without the "H" prefix as the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Adam Asty, Kent; and John Asty, Norfolk. [1]

Norfolk had some early entries for the name too: Thomas Asty, Norfolk, 1374; and Robert Asty, rector of West Herling, Norfolk, 1410. [6]

Important Dates for the Hasty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hasty research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1523, 1543, 1556, 1567, 1626, 1595, 1800, 1672 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Hasty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hasty Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Hasty has been spelled Hastie, Hasty, Asty and others.

Early Notables of the Hasty family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hasty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hasty migration to the United States

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Hasty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Hasty, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [7]
  • Daniel Hasty, who arrived in New England in 1731 [7]
Hasty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Walter F Hasty, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875 [7]

Hasty migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hasty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Hasty, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838

Hasty migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hasty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Hasty, (b. 1847), aged 21, British ploughman travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January1869 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hasty (post 1700)

  • Robert Keller "Bob" Hasty (1896-1972), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1919 to 1924
  • Donald Stanley Hasty (1920-2011), American clarinetist, Professor Emeritus of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music, principal clarinet for the Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • James Edward Hasty (b. 1965), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1988 to 2001
  • Percy A. Hasty, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Penobscot County, 1933 [9]
  • Patrick J. "Paddy" Hasty (1934-2000), Northern Irish footballer who represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  6. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  7. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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