130,164 Austin members around the world
Austin Family HistoryThis famous surname derives originally from the Roman (Latin) "Augustine", and is the medieval vernacular form, being first recorded as a surname in the 13th Century (see below). The first Archbishop of Canterbury was St. Augustine, who died in 605 A.D., however, the name totally lost popularity until the 12th Century, when, during the Christian revival period, also associated with the Crusades, the religious order known as "The Austin Canons" was established. The present name is probably habitational in origin, as the order was celibate, and referred to people who worked at the various properties owned by the order. As the popularity of the "Austin" order spread, the name became baptismal in its own right...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Austin (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Austin tribe
- Find your Austin ancestor
- Tell us about your Austin Family
- Tell us about your Austin ancestors
- Ask a question about the Austin history
- Leave a message for Austin family members
Invite more Austin family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Austin tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Austin live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!