Whitney

Whitney f, m
English (mainly U.S.): transferred use of the surname, originally a local name from any of various places in England named with the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey ‘by the white island’. In the 1980s its popularity as a female name has been increased by the fame of the American singer Whitney Houston.

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  • Whitney — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benson Whitney (* 1956), US amerikanischer Diplomat; von 2006 bis 2009 US amerikanischer Botschafter in Norwegen Edward Baldwin Whitney (1857–1911), US amerikanischer Generalstaatsanwalt Eli Whitney… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WHITNEY (W. D.) — WHITNEY WILLIAM DWIGHT (1827 1894) Linguiste américain, William D. Whitney étudie d’abord à Yale, puis en Allemagne, en particulier à Berlin où il a pour professeur le comparatiste Franz Bopp. En 1854, il est professeur de sanskrit à Yale, puis,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Whitney — Whitney, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 87 Housing Units (2000): 40 Land area (2000): 0.157829 sq. miles (0.408774 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.157829 sq. miles (0.408774 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Whitney — Whitney, William Dwight ► Monte del SO de E.U.A., en el estado de California, pico culminante de Sierra Nevada; 4 418 m. * * * (as used in expressions) Morrow, Dwight W(hitney) Whitney, Amos Whitney, Eli Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, John …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Whitney, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 87 Housing Units (2000): 40 Land area (2000): 0.157829 sq. miles (0.408774 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.157829 sq. miles (0.408774 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Whitney, NV — U.S. Census Designated Place in Nevada Population (2000): 18273 Housing Units (2000): 7849 Land area (2000): 7.492166 sq. miles (19.404619 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.492166 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Whitney, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 1833 Housing Units (2000): 770 Land area (2000): 1.618841 sq. miles (4.192778 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.618841 sq. miles (4.192778 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Whitney — Whitney1 [hwit′nē, wit′nē] Eli 1765 1825; U.S. inventor, esp. of the cotton gin Whitney2 [hwit′nē, wit′nē] Mount [after J. D. Whitney (1819 96), U.S. geologist] mountain of the Sierra Nevada range, EC Calif.: highest peak in the U.S. outside of… …   English World dictionary

  • Whitney [1] — Whitney (spr. ŭittnĭ), höchster Berg in der kalifornischen Sierra Nevada, nach dem Geologen W. genannt, nach neuer trigonometrischer Messung der U. S. Geological Survey (1905) 4419 m (nicht 4541 m) hoch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Whitney [2] — Whitney (spr. ŭittnĭ), 1) Josiah Dwight, Geolog. geb. 23. Nov. 1819 in Northampton in Massachusetts, gest. 19. Aug. 1896 bei New London (New Hampshire), studierte am Yale College, wurde 1840 Mitglied der geologischen Landesvermessung von New… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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