Whiston Family History
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Whiston Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Whiston. Examples in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire) and South Yorkshire are named from Old English hwit ‘white’ + stan ‘stone’, while one in Staffordshire is from the genitive case of an unattested Old English personal name Witi meaning ‘white’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Another place of the same name, in Northamptonshire, was probably named as the settlement associated with the Hwicce, the name of an Old English tribe.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Whitton, Winton, Hilton, Winston, Wilton, Chilton, Wharton, Hinton