Whetstone Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Whetstone Family Origin

Where is the Whetstone family from?

SHOW MORE

Whetstone Family Occupations

What did your Whetstone ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Whetstone ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whetstone. 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.

Source: Census data for Whetstone | Data not to scale

Whetstone Historical Records

What Whetstone family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Whetstone ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Whetstone

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Whetstone Life Expectancy

What is the average Whetstone lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whetstone ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Whetstone Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name