When Betty Lou White was born on 15 December 1921, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, Herschel Reed White, was 19 and her mother, Susan Kathryn Hayes, was 19. She married Ross Roy Ruchti on 13 April 1941. She lived in Alameda Election Precinct 2, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 2009. She died on 10 April 2009, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rosewood Park Cemetery, Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States.
English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.
Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.