Hylton Ernest White

Brief Life History of Hylton Ernest

When Hylton Ernest White was born on 4 April 1890, in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, his father, William White, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Currey, was 23. He married Hermina Etta Fraser on 7 May 1913, in Warwick, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 4 October 1966, in Queensland, Australia, at the age of 76, and was buried in Redland Bay Cemetery, Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia.

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Hylton Ernest White
Hermina Etta Fraser
Marriage: 7 May 1913
Elsie Willena White
Zena Mary White
Annie Catherine Antosia White

Sources (3)

  • Hilton Ernest White, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Hylton Ernest White, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Hylton E White, "Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005"

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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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