William Wirt Hastings
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Surname meaning for "Hastings"
English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place
in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army
was defeated by the Normans in 1066. It is named from Old English
H?stingas ‘people of H?sta’. The surname was taken to
Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th
century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish
surname Harestane (see