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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

Stephen White

Started by Roxanne J Langner Apr 30, 2021. 0 Replies

Robert "Robin" White of South Carolina and Mississippi

Started by Kathryn Schultz. Last reply by Robert Archie McGraw Jul 21, 2014. 1 Reply

White family in Pike County, PA

Started by Amy Gillett Feb 24, 2012. 0 Replies

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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.
Comment by Melissa Dawn White on March 7, 2011 at 4:02pm
My great grandfather is Charles White born about 1824 in Idaho, he married Sybil Opel Parker in Minnesota. Their son Billy Geane White was born 21 Aug 1921 at Red Wing, Prairie Island Reservation. Billy married Mildred Eloise Kirtland 26 Dec 1940. He died 21 Apr 1993 in Everett, Snohomish, Washington. My father James is the son of Billy. Can anyone help me with more information on Charles or Sybil.
Comment by Kurt Hartwig on August 26, 2010 at 4:15pm
My grandfather was Dallas White from Fayette county and Montgomery county Illinois. His father was Cleveland, then Ivy, then Stephen Roland White. I think their ancestors came from Adair County, Kentucky.
Comment by Margaret Kerr Beckwith on June 5, 2010 at 5:26pm
This is for all descendants of Thomas White, born about 1750 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (Sussex County) and died in Virginia (now West Virginia)in 1802! He had three (3) sons: David White (b. 1774), Thomas Sylvester White (b. 1782) and William White (b. 1788), all born in Pennsylvania but moved to Virginia with their widower father in the 1790's:

Today I received the first $195 check to start the White DNA Project!!!!!!!!!

As soon as I have everyone's DNA kit fee (at my membership price), the White DNA Project will commence!!!

I so look forward to having the group's results so that we will all know our White "roots"!
I hope each of you is looking forward to knowing our heritage "picture" as much as I am!!!

I can't stress enough how important it is for our whole family work to together on this -- it is OUR project -- OUR heritage!! If you have not committed to this very important project, PLEASE realize how important it is to all of our families and our descendants! So many people have expressed an interest in this -- and all participants must be MALE White descendants or we would have many, many more! -- that I hope the interest you have expressed will come to fruition!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Jesse White, Jr. for being the first to step up to the plate!!!
And an extra thank you to Jerusha L. White for caring and assisting!

Please contact me if you know any other male White descendants who would be willing to take the simple 30-second DNA swab test! That $195 and 30 seconds of your time are invaluable to us all!

I am very happy to coordinate this project!

Margaret Kerr Beckwith
Elkins, West Virginia

PS: If for some reason you are a male White descendant and unable or unwilling to take this test, please consider donating to this important project so all our White descendants will have an opportunity to see their "White Family Tree"!!!
Comment by Vera White Nall on May 29, 2010 at 8:56am
In my earlier post I repeated the name of Moses F. White's wife, Sarah Wills, where I should have used Sarah Dobbs, who is believed to be his first wife.
I recently traveled to Coffee County and Bedford County, TN to research. I found records of land transactions and a petition for a peddler's license that contained interesting personal information.
I welcome discussion with anyone interested in this family.
Comment by Ron White on May 28, 2010 at 7:46pm
Hello Barbara,
So good to hear from a family member.
Thank you so much for the information about Thomas Jefferson White. I have been looking for a while and have not been able to find anything about his mother or father. I would love to visit with you more on the family.
Comment by Barbara S. Sue Thurman on May 28, 2010 at 8:27am
Hello Ron--I am the granddaughter of Sarah Jane White dau. of Thomas Jefferson White. This is what i have is Thomas father was William W. White b. bet 1790and 1800 d. Jun. 1838 -Jun 1840 and Nancy Graham b. abt 1799 md. abt 1819 ? weakley co., tn.
Comment by Richard Webb on March 5, 2010 at 6:30pm
I am looking for a Catherine White, who migrated from Ireland to Canadain the middle of the 19th century. Settled in London, Ontario and married Simon Healey. I can trace back to Catherine but not her family in Ireland.

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