Current translation for Hastings Bulverhythe
  hast derived from haeste/hasta - in saxon a storm, or wild sea /in latin(roman) it is the generic name for spears
  ings derived from hring - a circled village (defensive)
  bulver derived from burgh wær - burh/beorg - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / a high place - hill
wær - the sea
  hythe derived from hythe - a harbour or port, usually an important or first one
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk