Jane White was born on 7 June 1857, in Locust Gap, Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of David White and Isabella Mark. She married Dell Dalton on 29 November 1875. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Arbon, Power, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 26 June 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, 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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