Elizabeth White

Female31 January 1787–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth White was christened on 31 January 1787, in Wincanton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas White, was 35 and her mother, Ann Moores, was 28.

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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 (1)

  • England, Somerset, Wincanton, parish registers; ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QF-SRLD

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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