Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIET
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Meaning & History

Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDe Wit, De With, De Witt, De Witte(Dutch) Weiss, Weiß(German) Weiss(Yiddish)

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Entry updated January 10, 2017