Whitby Family History
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Whitby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press