Surnames Categorized "colors"
This is a list of surnames in which the categories include colors.
Means either "black" (from Old English blæc
) or "pale" (from Old English blac
). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
Variant of BLACK
. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
From a nickname for a person with blue eyes or blue clothing.
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.
Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
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.
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
From the Italian word nero
"black". It indicated a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
ROSE (1) English, French, German, Scottish, Jewish
Means "rose" from the Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose
. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. It is also found derived from the Yiddish royz
, which always referred to the flower.
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, ultimately derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit