This is a list of surnames in which the categories include actresses.
BROWNEnglish 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.
CANNONEnglish From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
CARLISLEEnglish From the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARTEREnglish Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
CROSSEnglish Locative name meaning "cross", ultimately from Latin crux. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
CURTISEnglish Nickname for a courteous person, derived from Old French curteis meaning "refined, courtly".
WITHERSPOONEnglish Originally given to a person who dwelt near a sheep enclosure, from Middle English wether "sheep" and spong "strip of land".
WOODWARDEnglish Occupational name for a forester, meaning "ward of the wood" in Old English.
ZELLWEGERGerman (Swiss) Originally denoted a person from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The place name is derived from Latin abbatis cella meaning "estate of the abbot". A famous bearer is actress Renée Zellweger (1969-).