Elizabeth White

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth White was born on 24 July 1845, in Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin William White, was 40 and her mother, Caroline Lancaster, was 38. She died in November 1845, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 0, and was buried in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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Benjamin William White
Caroline Lancaster
Sarah Ann White
Mary White
Charles White
Thomas White
Alfred White
Caroline Ann White
Elizabeth White

Sources (4)

  • "London England, Births and Baptisms 1813-1906"
  • Elizabeth White, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Elizabeth White, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

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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