Altamont McLeod George White

6 November 1894–30 September 1987 (Age 92)
Watermount, Saint Catherine, Jamaica

The Life of Altamont McLeod George

Altamont McLeod George White was born on 6 November 1894, in Watermount, Saint Catherine, Jamaica as the son of Felix Augustus White and Green. He married Ameriah Sylvina Fishley on 11 February 1945, in Watermount, Saint Catherine, Jamaica. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 30 September 1987, in Portland, Jamaica, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Altamont McLeod George White
Ameriah Sylvina Fishley
Marriage: 11 February 1945
Gernel Evadney White

Spouse and Children

11 February 1945
Watermount, Saint Catherine, Jamaica


    Gernel Evadney White


Parents and Siblings

    Felix Augustus White






World Events (3)


Age 13

City of Kingston destroyed by earthquake.

Age 50

Universal adult suffrage introduced. new constitution providing for a popularly-elected House of Representatives promulgated.

Age 64

Jamaica becomes a member of the British-sponsored Federation of the West Indies.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Altamont Whyte, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Altamont George White, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Altamont White in entry for Joubert Arthur Sylva and Gernel Evadney White, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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