When Elizabeth White was born on 22 February 1838, in Bloomsbury St George, Middlesex, England, her father, William White, was 59 and her mother, Mary Ann Syer, was 45. She married Isaac Mitton Stewart on 8 March 1857, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 7 May 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, 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-.
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Isaac Mitton Stewart was born at Burlington, New Jersey, March 14th 1815. He was the son of Biekley Stewart of rare Quaker stock, who served in the Revolutionary War under George Washington. He entere …
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