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White Surname Origin

A name given from the color of the hair, or complexion. The name may be also local, derived from the Isle of Wight, on the coast of Hampshire, so called from the Welsh, Gwydd, wood, from its primitive forest.

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Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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