Johnson White

Brief Life History of Johnson

When Johnson White was born about 1837, in Holton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas White, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Cook Johnson, was 32. He married Julia Quick in 1864, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Sculcoates All Saints, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 23 September 1909, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Johnson White
Julia Quick
Marriage: 1864
Henry J White
George T White
Henrietta White
John White
Charles White
Percival White
Eva Julia White
Francis Edward White
Ernest William White
Arthur Edward White
Elizabeth Ada White

Sources (26)

  • Johnson White in household of Thomas White, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Johnson White, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Johnson White, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

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Name Meaning

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-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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