Hastings Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hastings Family History

If you are conducting some Hastings family history research then you can view the Hastings coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Hastings surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Hastings in Ireland was assumed by the native Gaelic O'hOistin Sept of Counties Mayo and Limerick, who also used the name Histon as the anglicized form of their name. The name was also brought to Ulster by settlers, especially during the seventeenth century, who also used the name Hastie.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hastings Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Maunch/Sleeve Representing a lady's sleeve, a romantic item
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