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The name White is so numerous in Ireland and so many distinguished Irishmen have borne it that this book must not be without some more than passing reference to it. They came, chiefly from England, at intervals throughout the centuries and settled in every province in widely separated areas. I can only refer here to the most important of these. In Limerick the name occurs very frequently in the list of mayors and sheriffs from soon after the Anglo-Norman invasion, the earliest being in 1213. A branch of this city family became landed proprietors in Co. Clare. Father James White, who compiled a History of Limerick in 1738 (now in the Royal Irish Academy), was of this family. The story of the Whites of Waterford is very similar, though the name does not appear in the list of mayors till 1414: in this case the landed family resided at Whyteshall, Co. Kilkenny, and near Clonmel. The famous Jesuit Father Stephen With (1575 - c. 1648) was born at Clonmel: and John Davis White (1820-1893), who did much useful historical work, was a Co. Kilkenny man. another landed family of note was that of Leixlip, which subsequently went to Loughbrickland, Co. Down.

Origin Displayed: Scottish

Origins Available: Scottish, English, Irish

Spelling variations include: White, Whyte, Wight and others. First found in Coldingham, where "Uuiaett Hwite" witnessed King Eadgar's charter of Coldingham sometime between the years 1097 and 1107.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: William White and his wife Susannah, who immigrated to Plymouth in 1620 with their sons Resolve and Peregrine (who was born in Cape Cod Harbour on board the Mayflower in 1620, thus becoming the first child of English descent born in New England), William White, who came to Virginia in 1635, Peter White, who settled in Witless Bay, Newfoundland in 1676, Amos White, who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1679, Arthur White, who arrived in Ferryland in 1706, Mary White, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1774, and Margaret White, who came to in Quebec in 1829.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)

Motto Translated: Acquired by work.

Suggested Readings for the name white The Ancestors of Daniel White, 1777-1836 and His Wife, Sarah Ford by Paula Porter Griffin, Ancestral Chronological Record of the William White Family, from 1607-8 to 1895 By Thomas and Samuel Whit, Family Ties of Roy Harold Murray: Ancestors and Descendants of the Murray, White, Waybright Families by Miriam Adams Cloud Murray.

Some noteworthy people of the name white

Thomas Shock white (c.1770s) English cricket player David Gould white (1957-) English cricket player Melvin Slappy white (1921-1995) American comic Minor white (1908-1976) American photographer Canvass white (1790-1834) American civil engineer Stanford white (1853-1906) American architect Whizzer white (1917-) American football player Devon white (1962-) American baseball player Barry white (1944-) American singer Betty white (1922-) American actress Vanna white (1957-) American TV personality Verdine white (1951-) American pop-soul musician Kenneth white (1936-) Scottish poet Rod white American archer Canvass white (1790-1834) American civil engineer Elwyn Brooks white (1899-1985) American essayist/children's novelist George Stuart white (1835-1912) English soldier Gilbert white (1720-1793) English clergyman Henry Kirk white (1785-1806) English poet Joseph white (1775-1841) Sp/Br theologian Leslie Alvin white (1900-1975) American cultural anthropologist Minor white (1908-1976) American photographer and editor Patrick white (1912-1990) Br/Aust author Paul Dudley white (1886-1973) American cardiologist Pearl Fay white (1892-1938) American cinema actress Richard Grant white (1821-1885) American Shakespearean scholar Terence Hanbury white (1906-1964) Ind/Eng novelist William Allen white (1868-1944) American editor and writer William Hale white (1831-1913) English writer


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