Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. WIT-bee
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 5/2/2009
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr "white" (or Hvíti, a byname derived from it) combined with býr "farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit "white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh "fortress").