Subject: Re: origin
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: August 3, 2009 at 6:17 AM
Reply to: origin by whitehead

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.

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  • origin - whitehead  Jul 31 2009, 10:34 PM
    • Re: origin - Marc  Aug 4 2009, 9:21 AM
    • Re: origin - Jim Young  Aug 3 2009, 6:17 AM