Meaning and Origin of Whitby - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Whitby

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : White
  • English : Farm with white walls

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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 hwīt ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.