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 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:

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  • Oliver White (born 1995), British YouTube personality
  • Onna White (1922–2005), Canadian choreographer and dancer

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  • Vanessa White (born 1989), British singer and songwriter
  • Vanna White (born 1957), American television personality
  • Verdine White (born 1951), American musician, younger brother of Maurice White, bass guitarist in Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Vince White (born 1960), English guitarist who replaced Joe Strummer in The Clash
  • Violetta Susan White (1875–1949), American mycologist

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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Brad White, a character in 2001 psychological horror movie Frailty
  • Cammy White, from the Street Fighter video game series
  • Carrie White, title character from the Stephen King novel and movie Carrie
  • Frank White, lead character in the 1990 film King of New York
  • Perry White, supporting character in the Superman comics
  • Snow White, protagonist of German fairy tales
  • Mrs. White, one of six original Cluedo characters
  • Redd White, from the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Walter White, protagonist of the American television series Breaking Bad
  • Trooper White, a minor character in the video game TimeSplitters 2

References[edit]

  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