When Mary Frances White was born on 29 April 1858, in Alabama, United States, her father, W. B. P. White, was 34 and her mother, Louiza, was 27. She married Lewis Jefferson Dean about 1874, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 28 Dutton, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Dutton, Jackson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 October 1923, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Dean Chapel, Jackson, Alabama, 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-.