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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.

A famous person with this surname is American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
Added 9/17/2010 by Polly Names
Edited 10/9/2016 by LMS, Beautiful Victory and Frollein Gladys