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Type Surname (from nickname)
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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).