When Stephen White was born about 1817, in Farley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas White, was 53 and his mother, Sabina Read, was 46. He married Matilda Candy on 18 February 1845, in Wilton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Walton-on-thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Weybridge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years.
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-.