Whites History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Whites came from England to Ireland in several different waves, beginning with the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century. As an Irish name, this name has been used as a translation of various Gaelic names incorporating the Gaelic word, "bán," which means "white."

Early Origins of the Whites family

The surname Whites was first found in Ireland after the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, when Walter Whyte is known to have come to Ireland with 'Strongbow'. The earliest bearers of this name settled mostly in counties Down and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where their names became MacWhite, MacFaoitigh, de Faoite and the like.

Important Dates for the Whites family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whites research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1213, 1414, 1572, 1575, 1584, 1648, 1738, 1820, 1835, 1863, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Whites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whites Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whyte, Wight, Whight, White, MacWhite, MacFaoitigh and many more.

Early Notables of the Whites family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whites migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Whites, aged 28, who landed in Rhode Island in 1812 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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