Jane White

Female6 June 1788–11 November 1789

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane White was christened on 6 June 1788, in Wincanton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas White, was 37 and her mother, Ann Moores, was 29. She was buried in Wincanton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas White
1751–1841
Ann Moores
1759–1823
Jane White
1785–1787
Elizabeth White
1787–
Jane White
1788–1789
Ann White
1789–1790
Charlotte White
1791–1864
Charlotte White
1791–1864
Thomas White
1796–
Jane White
1798–
James White
1802–

Sources (2)

  • England, Somerset, Wincanton, parish registers; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QF-SRMV
  • England, Somerset, Wincanton, parish registers; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QF-S5R2

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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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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