White (surname)

The Whites Wight (surname) Whyte (surname)

White is a surname either of English[1] or of Scottish and Irish origin, the latter being an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic MacGillebhàin, "Son of the fair gillie" and the Irish "Mac Faoitigh" or "de Faoite".[2][3][4] It is the seventeenth most common surname in England.[5] In the 1990 United States Census, "White" ranked fourteenth among all reported surnames in frequency, accounting for 0.28% of the population.[6] By 2000, White had fallen to position 20 in the United States[7] and 22nd position by 2014[5]

Notable people with the surname include:

A–B

C–E

F–I

J–K

L–P

R–S

T–Z

Fictional characters

References

  1. ^ White Meaning at Forebears
  2. ^ "White Family History".
  3. ^ "Irish Surname – White".
  4. ^ Scottish Clans and their Tartans (1958), W. and A. K. Johnson, p. 22
  5. ^ a b White Distribution at Forebears
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). 1990 Census Name Files dist.all.last (1–100). Retrieved on 4 July 2008.
  7. ^ Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000