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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIT-bee
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Meaning & History

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").
Added 5/2/2009 by anonymous
Edited 5/30/2015 by Frollein Gladys and SeaHorse15