• Whyte in 1659.

  • Whyte births mapped 1864-1913

  • Whyte 1901 census map

  • Whyte 1911 census map

  • Whyte Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Family histories: 8

Parishes where Whyte and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:1Belfast city:1Carlow:1Cavan:1
Dublin city:4Kilkenny:2Limerick:1Louth:1

Surname Dictionary

de Faoite Very rare: Naas. Ir.Lang. See White.
de Faoite White, Whyte: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre. Bua-aidiacht Béarla cosúil le "bán" i nGaeilge. Bhí na Faoitigh ar Bhardas Luimnigh i 1213 agus bhain siad leis an gcathair agus leis an gcontae ó shoin i leith.
Faoiteach White: féach de Faoite.
Mac Faoitigh Mac White, Mac Whitty: tá na leagain Béarla fíor-annamh anois. Féach de Faoite.
White Very numerous: all areas, E Ulster, Leinster, Limerick etc. Ir. de Faoite. An English nick-name, "fair" analogous to Irish bán, which it sometimes replaces. In Ireland 13 cent, they appear on Limerick Corporation in 1213. See also Whyte. IF.
Whyte numerous: all areas, especially Roscommon-Galway-Mayo, E Ulster (Scots), Waterford-Wexford. Variant of White, q.v.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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White: 3045
Whyte: 51

Non-Griffith's Variants

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De Faite
De Faithe
De Faoite
De Faoithe
De Faoithe
De Faoitie
Mac Faoitigh

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