Meaning and Origin of: Whetstone

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 hwetstān ‘whetstone’ and are sited in areas that provided stone suitable for whetstones, stones used to sharpen knives and blades.
  • Americanized form of German Wettstein.