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Origin and Meaning of Fasten

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Fas"ten
  1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.
  2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts. "The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them." [Swift.]
  3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.(Obs)"If I can fasten but one cup upon him." [Shak.]
    synonyms: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.

Etymology: AS. fæstnian; akin to OHG. festinōn. See Fast (a.)

verb Fas"ten
To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Make tight or tighter
  2. Attach to ("They fastened various nicknames to each other")
  3. Cause to be firmly attached ("fasten the lock onto the door")
  4. Become fixed or fastened ("This dress fastens in the back")

From Middle English fastenen, from Old English fæstnian, from Proto-Germanic *fastinōną, from *fastuz.

fasten was also found in the following language(s): German, Norwegian Bokmål, and Old High German

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fasten U.S.
  White 98.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fasten

People with the last name Fasten are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fasten

  • How Popular is the name Fasten? As a last name Fasten was the 147,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Fasten? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Fasten was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Fasten: Your name in reverse order is Netsaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sntfea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fasten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 112 people with the last name Fasten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fasten? Fasten is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Fastens Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Fasten born Oct 17, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.