Whetstone Family History

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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

What did your Whetstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whetstone family was Farming. The most common Whetstone occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Whetstone's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whetstone.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Whetstone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Whetstone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whetstone census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Whetstone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Whetstone. For the veterans among your Whetstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whetstone Life Expectancy

What is the average Whetstone lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Whetstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Whetstone in 1949 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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