I. biographical name Eli 1765-1825 American inventor II. biographical name Josiah Dwight 1819-1896 American geologist III. biographical name William Dwight 1827-1894 brother of J.D. American philologist

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  • 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 …   First names dictionary

  • 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

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  • Whitney — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Éli Whitney (1765 1825), inventeur américain. James Pliny Whitney (1843 1914), homme politique canadien. Hassler Whitney (1907–1989), mathématicien… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Whitney — /hwit nee, wit /, n. 1. Eli, 1765 1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor. 2. John Hay, 1904 82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher. 3. Josiah Dwight, 1819 96, U.S. geologist. 4. William Dwight, 1827 94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer… …   Universalium

  • Whitney — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational name from a place near Hay in Herefordshire thus called. Recorded as Witenie in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as Whyteneye in the 1283 Charter Rolls of that county, the place …   Surnames reference

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