Current translation for Hastings East Cliff
  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 ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  east derived from east - east
  cliff derived from clif - a cliff or steep decent
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk