White (surname)

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White is a surname either of English origin[1] or of Scottish origin, the latter being an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic MacGillebhàin, "Son of the fair gillie".[2] It is the sixteenth most common surname in the United Kingdom.[3] In the 1990 United States Census, 'White' ranked fourteenth among all reported surnames in frequency, accounting for 0.28% of the population.[4]

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  1. ^ British surnames - origin
  2. ^ Scottish Clans and their Tartans (1958), W. and A. K. Johnson, p. 22
  3. ^ British surnames
  4. ^ United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). s:1990 Census Name Files dist.all.last (1-100). Retrieved on 2008-07-04.