Current translation for Hastings Old Town
  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)
  old derived from eald - old or ancient
  town derived from tun - an enclosed piece of ground, a yard, court
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk