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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

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Whiston Family Origin

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Whiston Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    29%
  • Book Keeper

    14%
  • Clerk

    14%
  • Jewler

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whiston family was Jewler. The most common Whiston occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 29% of Whiston's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Book Keeper and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whiston.

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