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Austin Surname History
The British legends portray the Austin family (a "sept" of the Keith clan from the Highlands of Inverness, Scotland) as a band of ruffians, always pillaging and plundering the villages of Northern England. Truth be told, those same villages once belonged to Scotland and the land was home to the Austins long before England gained ownership. So one man's "pillaging" was another man's "reclaiming".
The Austin family is responsible for leading approximately 1500 pioneers to the plains of Texas, subsequently founding its state capitol and providing the namesake. They are also responsible for starting the Mexican-American War, no thanks to Stephen Austin's stubborn refusal of negotiation over land with Santa Anna.
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Austin Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Austin were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Austin. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Austin last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Austin transform in how they're spelled as they travel across communities, family lines, and countries over the years.
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Austin Family Tree
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- Fred Thalberg Austin
- Deborah Austin
- Lee Ann Austin
- Nancy Austin
- Vernon Austin
- Betty Lee Bentz
- Russell Anderson Austin Jr.
- Katherine Lee Austin (Price)
- Barbara Ann Fortnum (Austin) 1929 - 2009
- Stephen Fortnum Austin