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Research your White families, no matter the spelling variant. Post your questions or findings in teh group discussion forum. See the group topic that lists the known variants of the White Surname.

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WHITE Surname Meaning & Origin:
A descriptive or nickname given to a person with very light hair or complexion, from the Middle English "whit," meaning "white." The name may be also local, derived from the Isle of Wight, on the coast of Hampshire.

In addition, some Whites originally were Wights, from the Anglo-Saxon "wiht" meaning valiant.

Famous People with the Surname WHITE:

* Governor John White - governor of the failed Roanoke Colony
* Reggie White - NFL football legend, Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Edward Higgins White II - American astronaut; died 1967 in the Apollo 204 fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida
* Stanford White - American architect

Discussion Forum

Robert "Robin" White of South Carolina and Mississippi 1 Reply

Started by Kathryn Schultz. Last reply by Robert Archie McGraw Jul 21, 2014.

White family in Pike County, PA

Started by Amy Gillett Feb 24, 2012.

Silas White

Started by Claude P Perry II Jul 18, 2009.

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Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on May 4, 2014 at 6:44pm

http://archive.org/stream/genesiswhitefam00maltgoog/genesiswhitefam...

Genesis of the White Family 



A CONNECTED RECORD OF THE WHITE FAMILY
BEGINNING IN 900 AT THE TIME OF ITS WELSH
ORIGIN WHEN THE NAME WAS WYNN, AND
TRACING THE FAMILY INTO IRELAND AND
ENGLAND. SEVERAL OF THE NAME ENTERED
ENGLAND WITH THE NORMAN CONQUEROR.
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ENGLISH BRANCH
EMIGRATED TO AMERICA IN 1638.
[ COMPILED BY EMMA SIGGINS WHITE ]
Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on May 3, 2014 at 6:05am

My ancestors named 'White':

White, Jacob (1665 - 1738)
White, Jerutha 'Ruthie' (1724 - 1767)
White, Planter Captain Nathaniel (1629 - 1711)
White, Planter John (1600 - 1683)
White, Robert (1573 - 1642)
White, Sarah (1756 - 1826)

Comment by Kim Kevin Callahan on January 29, 2013 at 4:50pm

Looking for suggestions on our White family connection in Ireland.  3rd Great Grandfather Henry Daniel White 1839-1915 & his brother Michael Joseph White 1841-1917 were both born in County Mayo, Ireland.  Unknown where in County Mayo they were born at or who their parents might be.  Henry Daniel came to Ontario in 1861 and for a time settled in Toronto.  He was a surveyor.  Brother Michale Joseph came to Ontario in 1867 and was also a surveyor.  They both eventually settled in what is present day Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota where they farmed.  Any suggestions on where to search in County Mayo would be appreciated as everything I have done at present has not yielded positive results.

Thanks in advance,

Kim Callahan

Comment by Amanda Harper-Six on November 11, 2012 at 5:41pm
My line is Ohio Earl and and Bessie Wylie White his parents are James Emery and Mary Prince White He was born in about 1840 and died in 1910 Ohio. Need some help on this line.
Comment by Imogen White on June 16, 2012 at 12:36am

Hi, I am a white from Australia but my ancestors originally came from England. I'm having some trouble tracing my family tree due to little information to start with. If anyone knows anything about the white family tree from around Middlesex, London, please help me out.

Comment by jerry dean white on March 16, 2012 at 5:49pm

I have just started trying to trace my family tree.  I am trying to find info on luther b white of nc, married to nellie s harrington.  They had a child (possibly more) elis wade white b in cabarrus co nc 13 apr 1920

Comment by Christine McCloud on January 29, 2012 at 6:59pm

This weekend, I've been focusing on a collateral branch:  Ervin Havelock White, who was born in Nova Scotia & moved to Essex County, MA.  Out of the 11 children he & wife Alice had, 10 lived to adulthood.  Kind of makes up for my sparse line (his aunt Jennie, who had just 2 kids)!

Comment by KIT on September 4, 2011 at 7:52am
WHITE family of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  My line was found on the 1880 Pennsylvania Census.  Jacob Brubaker WHITE b. Jan 31, 1832 d. Dec 23, 1900 he was married March 7, 1861 to Christianna ANDERSON b. April 4, 1840 d. Aplril 24, 1929  Records show they had 20 children.  Their daughter Ida May WHITE b Otc 6, 1965 d. May 4, 1907 buried at the Union Memorial Park in Irwin, PA.  She was my Great Grandmother.  She married James A Hammonds May 30, 1899.  He was b. in Indiana and d. in Pennsyvania and they had 3 children .  His parents were Father William  HAMMONS and Mother Mary (Brookman) HAMMONS.  I would love to get intouch with anyone researching these names.
Comment by Jerrie Townsend on August 16, 2011 at 12:07pm
White is a relatively new surname in my research.  I am working with the Pittsylvania County, Virginia White family -- several generations of Jeremiah Whites.
Comment by Sherry Stockton on March 21, 2011 at 2:30pm
Hi my name is Sheryl Stockton.  My Grandmother was Elizabeth White born February 23, 1884 in Carol County, Tenn., her father was John Wesley White born November 11, 1843 in Wake, Co. North Carolina, his father was Rev. John Wortham White born Nov. 1, 1808, his father was Littleberry White born Sept. 30, 1781, his father was Littleberry White Sr., born May 15, 1750.  Any further information would be appreciated.
 

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