Origins Available: English, Scottish
nickname and a patronymic. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." However, this name means "son of White," a name that the father must have earned because of some physical feature, probably white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion. Another, less likely possibility, is that the name is a shortened form of Whitston, or "White Stone," another popular surname.
Early Origins of the Whiteson family
Sussex, where the name was well-established prior to the 14th century. Whitson is a village in the outskirts of the city of Newport, south Wales. It's origin is unrelated to the surname as the village is believed to be derived from word "Whitestone."
Early History of the Whiteson family
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Whiteson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitson, Whiteson, Whitsun, Whitesun, Witesone and others.
Early Notables of the Whiteson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whiteson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Whitson, who arrived in Virginia in 1654; as well as Ephraim Whitson, who arrived in New York in 1812; at the age of 26.
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