Whetstone Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Whetstone Origin:

England

Origins of Whetstone:

The surname of Whetstone is said to be a locational surname that is found within the country of England, which is also believed to be the country where it was derived. Since the surname of Whetstone is locationation, this means that it was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace. The locations from which the surname of Whetstone is said to be derived can be found throughout the country of England. The most prominent place from which the surname of Whetstone is said to have been derived from is the area of Whetstone, which was a parish within the area of Leicestershire, and was said to have been located just five miles outside of the capital. The people who originally bore the surname of Whetstone are said to hail from the parish of Whetstone.

Variations:

More common variations are: Wheatstone, Whettstone, Whetestone, Whetsstone, Whietstone, Wheetstone, Whetston, Whitestone, Whitstone, Whetstune

History:

England:

The first recorded spelling of the surname of Whetstone is said to be traced to the country of England. One person by the name of Edward Whytestone was mentioned and recorded in the document known as the Register of the University of Oxford, which is located within the area of Bedfordshire, in the year of 1615. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of one King James I of England, who was known throughout the ages, and commonly known to as one “King of Great Britian and Ireland,” but it is unclear if people referred to him as such because he appointed himself to this title. King James I ruled from the year of 1603 to the year of 1625. Other mentions of the surname of Whetstone within the country of England include one John Whetstone and Jane Price, who were married in the year of 1719 at St. Antholin, which is located within the city of London, and one Nicholas Wetstone, who was married to a woman named Mary Bowman at St. George’s Chapel, which is located in Mayfair, in the year of 1750.

United States of America:

Througout the 17th and 18th centuries many European citizens migrated to the United States of America, which at that time was known as the New World or the Colonies, in search of a better, more promising life for them and their families. This movement of people was known as the European Migration. One Stephen Whetstone, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 was the first person who was recorded to bear this surname in America.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Whetstone: United States 6,420; England 398; Canada 314; Australia 74; Israel 47; Scotland 20; Azerbaijan 3; Czech Republic 2; United Arab Emirates 2;

India 1; Georgia 1; Burkina Faso 1

Notable People:

Henry Whetstone and Ester Whetstone, who were chocolate makers from America who founded the company named Whetstone Chocolates in the area of St. Augustine, Florida, in the year of 1967.

Diane McKinney Whetstone (born in 1953) who was an African-American author.

Peter Whetstone (died in 1843) who was a leader of the early pioneers in the Republic of Texas, and who was the co-founder of the city of Marshall, Texas.

William Edwin “Ed” Whetstone (1908-1987) who was a civic leader and a businessman from America.

Martha Whetstone, who served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the state of California in the year of 1996.

Frank Whetstone, who served as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention from the state of Montana in the year of 1948, and who was an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention from the state of Montana in the year of 1952, and who was a Republican politician from America.

David Whetstone, who served as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention from the state of Alabama in the year of 2012, and who was a Republican politician from America.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(Woodford Row, co. EsseX). Argent a lion rampant sable on a canton gules a cinquefoil ermine. Crest—An arm embowed in armour sable garnished or, grasping a broken tilting-spear gold, head argent streamers gules.

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