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Whitsome derives from Old English hwit-husum "at the white houses". This may refer to white stone buildings, or houses painted white. The name has been recorded as the following over the centuries:
- æt hwitum husum, 984 (literally "at the white houses, -um being dative plural).
- Huuithusum, 1038 (double u was written since "w" could not be pronounced by the author)
- Witsum, 1124 (contracted form)
- RCAHMS site record for Whitsome
- Gazetteer for Scotland: Parish of Whitsome
- Excavation of cist burial, Leetside Farm, Whitsome
-  Forestry Commission: Consultation with Edrom, Allanton and Whitsome Community Council
- GENUKI: History of Whitsome
- Borders Family History Society: Whitsome
- GEOGRAPH image: Whitsome Church
Coordinates:building it up.