When Rev. Seth P. M. Hastings was born on 20 April 1813, in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Seth Hastings Jr, was 32 and his mother, Huldah Clarke, was 29. He married Elizabeth B Buttrick on 1 October 1838, in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850 and Coxsackie, Coxsackie, Greene, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 February 1876, in Accord, Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States.
English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings (Sussex), near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Hǣsta + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. In the latter part of the 12th century, at the time of William the Lion, the surname was taken to Scotland, where it assimilated instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane.
English: variant of Hasting with Middle English genitival -s.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of the personal name Augustine (see Austin ).
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