Last Name WHITE

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Meaning Nickname: The white, of fair complection.
A name given from the color of the hair, or complexion. The name may be also local, derived from the Isle of 'Wight,' on the coast of Hampshire, so called from the Welsh, 'Gwydd,' wood, from its primitive forest.
One with fair complexion.
Origin English, Scottish, Irish, Jewish, French, Native American, Chilean, Falkland, Maori, Austrian, Belgian, South african

Rank 20 (2000 US census) 14 (1990 US census)
Count 639,515 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 67.91%, or 434295 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 27.38%, or 175099 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.39%, or 2494 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.01%, or 6459 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.76%, or 11255 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.55%, or 9912 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


American Surnames

One could claim that American surnames are very straightforward to describe and identify. Due to the way this country was formed, having people coming here from all over the world, the surnames simply represent all those people of different nationalities. So, we are don...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte


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