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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Whitelaw

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Alt. Meaning

W is for work, for which you strive to accomplish

H is for hand, that you always give.

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

T is for talent, hidden or not.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

Notable Persons Named Whitelaw

Whitelaw Reid was an ambassador. He was most active from 1905 to 1912. Whitelaw was born on October 27th, 1837 in Cedarville, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 1912.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw was an actress. She was most active from 1950 to 2002. Billie was given the name Billie Honor Whitelaw on June 6th, 1932 in Coventry. She breathed her last breath on December 21st, 2014.


The Viscount Whitelaw was a for Penrith, The Border, Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Leader of the House of Lords, Lord President of the Council, Home Secretary, Shadow Home Secretary, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State. The was given the name William Stephen Ian Whitelaw on June 28th, 1918 in Nairn, Scotland. He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1999.


William was born on March 15th, 1868. He passed away on January 19th, 1946.


Alexander Whitelaw was a Member of Parliament for Glasgow and Member of ParliamentforGlasgow. Alexander was born in 1823 in Drumpark, Monklands, Scotland. He breathed his last breath in 1879.


Emma Whitelaw is a in the field of molecular biology.


Paul Whitelaw is a cricketer.


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Popularity of Whitelaw as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitelaw U.S.
  White 76.69% 64.26%
  African American 17.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitelaw

People with the last name Whitelaw are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Whitelaw

  • How Popular is the name Whitelaw? Whitelaw is the 95,692nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitelaw was the 21,568th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitelaw have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Whitelaw in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Whitelaw? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitelaw first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitelaw is Saturday, November 21st, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Whitelaw born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitelaw was in 1892 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Whitelaw: Your name in reverse order is Waletihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihlewatw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitelaw? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,210 people with the last name Whitelaw.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitelaw? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Whitelaw as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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