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