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White Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of White can be complicated to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of White may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on professions, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

White Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of White come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many modern names like White originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

White Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the White surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In early history when few people could write, names such as White were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of White. Family names like White change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time.

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