White (surname)

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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 sixteenth most common surname in the United Kingdom.[5] In the 1990 United States Census, "White" ranked fourteenth among all reported surnames in frequency, accounting for 0.28% of the population.[6]

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