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Whitehead is an English surname with a pretty obvious meaning, identifying someone with white hair. It may be that Italian emigrants settling in English-speaking countries have changed their name to Whitehead, that being a straight translation of Capabianca. There is also a German surname,Weisskopf, and a Dutch surname, Witcop, with the same meaning. These too might have become Whitehead in some instances.