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"WHITE, WHYTE. Huita, Huuita, and Hwita occur as personal names in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) charters, from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) hu;it, 'white.' Ilwitu is also found as a byname. In an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) charter dated before 925 A. D. we find WulfnoS hwita (Cartularium Saxonicum). Whyte is also used as an Englishing of Gaelic M'lUebhain (MacGhillebhain). In early record the name is Latinized albtts. Uuiaett Hwite witnessed King Eadgar's charter of Coldingham, c. 1097-1107 (Nat. MSS., 1,4). Adam Albus appears as a charter witness between 1180 and 1214 (RAA., i, 39, 61), and c. 1198 Simone Albus witnessed a charter by Earl David (LAC., 8). Before 1240 William Albus witnessed the grant of Parva Kyp (Little Kyp) to the Abbey of Kelso (Kelso, 181). John Albus was senescallus or steward to Matilda, countess of Angus, 1242 (RAA., i, p. 332). Robert i granted to Adam Quhyt a charter of the lands of Stayhar afterwards called Stauquhat or Barskimming in Ayrshire (RMS., i, App. n, 346), and Adam Albus held lands in Kincardineshire in the reign of Robert n. Gilbert Qwhyt was bailie of the burgh of Rutherglen, 1376 (ER., n, p. 537), Thome White held land in Irvine, 1426 (Irvine, i, p. 130), Andrew Qwhit was a citizen of Brechin, 1472 (REB., n, 275), and Fait (= Patrick) Quheyt rented the land of Kendy Hyll in 1525 (Rental). Robert Whytte was first provost (1658) the town of Kirkekaldie ever had (Lamont, Diary, p. 108). Quheit 1587, Quheitt 1588, Quhit 1497, Quhite 1493, Quhyt 1562, Quhyte 1462, Quyt 1606, Qwhyth 1482, Qwite 1407, Qwyt 1471, Whyt 1646, Whytt 1677. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the White Genealogy

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