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Whetstone Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Whetstone, in Leicestershire and Greater London (formerly in Middlesex), or from Wheston in Derbyshire. All are named with Old English hwetstan ‘whetstone’ and are sited in areas that provided stone suitable for whetstones, stones used to sharpen knives and blades. Americanized form of German Wettstein.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Whiston, Whitton, Whetstine, Weston, Whitestone, Winston, Henton

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Whetstone Family Origin

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Whetstone Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Silk Weaver

    7%
  • Agr Lab

    5%
  • Farme Laborer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whetstone family was Farme Laborer. The most common Whetstone occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Whetstone's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Silk Weaver and Agr Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whetstone.

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