This is a list of surnames in which the categories include authors.
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts
comic strip by Charles Schulz.
Given to a person who was a Fleming, that is a person who was from FLANDERS
in the Netherlands.
FROST English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost"
, a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
Denoted a person who lived near a hawthorn bush, a word derived from Old English hagaþorn
, from haga
meaning "haw berry" and þorn
meaning "thorn bush". A famous bearer was the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a hill, derived from Old English hyll
From the name of a town in Cheshire. The final element is Old English leah
"woodland, clearing", while the first element might be hux
"insult, scorn". A famous bearer was the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).
From Swedish lind
"linden tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Derived from Saxon tollkühn
. A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
TRAVERS English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser
(which comes from Late Latin transversare
), which means "to cross"