Elsie May White

Brief Life History of Elsie May

When Elsie May White was born on 14 March 1889, in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Samuel White, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Shearman, was 24. She married George Chesworth on 7 August 1912, in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 August 1986, at the age of 97.

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George Chesworth
Elsie May White
Marriage: 7 August 1912
Wilfred Chesworth
Lylia Chesworth

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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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