Talk:Whitehead

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This was posted on Origin of the surname "Whitehead", and may be deleted before it can be used, if it can even be verified. -- nae'blis (talk) 00:07, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Origin of the surname "Whitehead."[edit]

WHITEHEAD, English, Irish, Scottish, meaning white or fair-haired.

A surname originating from an English nickname describing a man with fair hair, or prematurely white hair. The name comes from the Middle English whit, meaning white, and heved meaning head.

A north European surname purportedly associated with fair or white hair and unrelated to age or greying.

Term[edit]

The definition "A derogatory term for white people." does not appear to be supported by any published dictionary.

Alfred North—who else?[edit]

Is there any doubt that Alfred North Whitehead is the most prominent person on this page and should be given top billing? Please post your views below. JKeck (talk) 13:28, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Absolutely. And there are two pages already here that need separating: a disambiguation one, and a nasty-spot one. Rothorpe (talk) 19:12, 10 June 2011 (UTC)