Last Name WHITE


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, Guam

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.

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