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Scottish & English Origins:

Coat of Arms:
Gold with a red chevron between three blue lions paws.

Crest: A silver stag emerging from a crown.

Motto: Crux nostra corona.
Motto Translated: The cross is our crown

Austin coat of arms
Austin is a Sept of the 'Keith' Clan
Clan Keith
Achindachy, Astine, Aston, Austen, Austie, Austin, Cate, Dick, Dickson, Dickison, Dicson, Dixon, Dixson, Falconer, Falconor, Faulkner, Harvie, Harvey, Harvie, Hervey, Haxton, Hurrie, Hurry, Keath, Keech, Keeth, Kite, Lumgain, Lumgaine, Lumgair, MacDick, MacDicken(s), MacDickin(s), MacDickie, MacDicky, MacDickson, MacGeath, MacKeetch, MacKeeth, MacKeith, MacKeithan, MacKeth, Mackett, MacNeithan, Marshall, Urrie, Urry

Scottish and English Origins:
Spelling variations include: Austin, Austins, Austen, Austeane, Ostian, Ousteane, Owstyne, Ostiane and many more.
First found in Bedfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: David Austin, an early saddle-bag preacher who was ordained in the Presbytery of New York in 1788; David arrived in New York by way of Antrim; John Austin, the great grandfather of Rutherford Hayes, known as the "Forgotten President of the USA.
* Patti austin (1948-) American actress
    * Megan austin (1982-) American record number of ancestors alive at her birth
    * Charles austin American high jumper
    * Alfred austin (1835-1913) English poet
    * Herbert austin (1866-9141) English car manufacturer/1st Baron of Longbridge
    * John austin (1790-1859) English jurist
    * John Langsham austin (1911-1960) English philosopher
    * Robert Sargent austin (1895-1973) English etcher
    * Stephen Fuller austin (1793-1836) American pioneer and founder of Texas
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sample coat of arms [full]
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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