Submitted Surname Revision History

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5/30/2015, 8:28 AM Frollein Gladys
5/30/2015, 8:28 AM Frollein Gladys move from given name to surname
9/25/2012, 8:29 PM SeaHorse15
5/2/2009, 2:48 PM anonymous

Name Whitby
Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIT-bee
Edit Status Statusnot set

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