Explore the Family Name Whited

The meaning of Whited

Shortened form of English Whitehead.

Dictionary of American Family Names, 2nd edition, © Oxford University Press, 2022.

How common is the last name Whited in the United States?

According to the data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname "Whited" has seen a slight decrease between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, it was ranked as the 4350th most common surname, while in 2010, it slipped to the 4739th position, indicating a change of -8.94%. The number of individuals with this surname also declined marginally from 7549 to 7482 during the same period, suggesting a drop of -0.89%.

20002010Change
Rank#4,350#4,739-8.94%
Count7,5497,482-0.89%
Proportion per 100k2.82.54-9.29%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Whited

The Decennial U.S. Census data on ethnic identity indicates that there have been changes in the distribution of the surname "Whited" across various ethnic groups between 2000 and 2010. The largest increase was noted in the Hispanic community where the proportion rose by 71.31% from 1.22% to 2.09%. The percentage of individuals identifying as White marginally increased from 93.76% to 94.05%, while the Asian/Pacific Islander category saw a modest increase of 8.00%. Notably, there was a significant drop of 50.17% within the Black community, and a slight decrease of 9.46% among American Indian and Alaskan Natives. However, the count of individuals who identified with two or more races marked an increase of 29.82%.

20002010Change
White93.76%94.05%0.31%
Hispanic1.22%2.09%71.31%
Two or More Races1.14%1.48%29.82%
Black2.89%1.44%-50.17%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.74%0.67%-9.46%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.25%0.27%8%

Whited ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Whited is British & Irish, which comprises 54.4% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (28.6%) and Scandinavian (4.4%). Additional ancestries include Italian, Eastern European, Spanish & Portuguese, Indigenous American, and Greek & Balkan.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish54.4%
French & German28.6%
Scandinavian4.4%
Other12.6%
Whited

Possible origins of the surname Whited

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Whited have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Glasgow City, United Kingdom90.80%
Greater London, United Kingdom90.80%
West Midlands, United Kingdom90.80%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom90.80%
Merseyside, United Kingdom90.80%

What Whited haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Whited is I-F2642, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup I-F2642 is descended from haplogroup I-M170. Other common haplogroups include R-P312 and I-Z58, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Lawson, Kirkland, Ashford, Wilde, Whitehead, Starling, Bartholomew, Huss, Ebner, Fields.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Whited surname are: H1, H, T2b. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

whitedPaternal Haplogroup Origins I-M170
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Your paternal lineage may be linked to Alexander Hamilton

Early in the morning on July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr (then Vice President of the United States) and Alexander Hamilton (founder of the U.S. Treasury) dueled on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. This marked the culmination of a bitter personal and political rivalry between the two men. Alexander Hamilton died as a result of the duel, but his intellectual legacy survives in the founding documents of the nation he helped build. A piece of his genetic legacy survives as well: in the 21st century, genealogists documented the paternal haplogroups of dozens of Hamilton's living descendants and concluded that the Founding Father's paternal haplogroup was a branch of I-DF29.

Your maternal lineage may be linked to the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara

Though haplogroup H1 rarely reaches high frequencies beyond western Europe, over 60% of eastern Tuareg in Libya belong to haplogroup H1. The Tuareg call themselves the Imazghan, meaning “free people.” They are an isolated, semi-nomadic people who inhabit the West-Central Sahara and are known today for a distinctive dark blue turban worn by the men, and for their long history as gatekeepers of the desert.How did women carrying H1 make it all the way from western Europe to this isolated community? They likely migrated from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar into Morocco after the Last Ice Age, where they were assimilated into the Berbers of the Mediterranean coast. Then, about 5,000 years ago, the Sahara shifted from a period of relative habitable conditions to its dramatically arid desert environment. This shift may have caused migrations throughout the Sahara, prompting the ancient Tuaregs to meet and mingle with the Berbers, bringing H1 lineages into their population.

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What do people with the surname Whited have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Whited

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Whited" Surname 45.7%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Whited

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Whited" Surname 30.0%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Whited

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Whited" Surname 26.2%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Whited

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Whited" Surname 23.1%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Whited?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Whited are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%