Last name: WHITBY

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WHITBY : This last name is indexed 26,371 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHITBY : English: habitational name from Whitby a port in North Yorkshire or from Whitby in Cheshire. The North Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Old Norse personal name Hvíti or Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ + bý ‘farmstead village’. The Cheshire placename derives from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + burg ‘fortress’ later replaced by Old Norse bý.

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