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Surname meaning for "White"
English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit
‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an
unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle
English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwit(a),
of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely
used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán