Surnames Categorized "black"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include black.
Black English
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.
Blackburn English
From the name of a city in Lancashire, meaning "black stream" in Old English.
Blackman English
From a nickname, a variant of Black.
Blackwood English, Scottish
From an English place name meaning "black wood".
Blake English
Variant of Black. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
Blakesley English
From the name of a town in Northamptonshire, itself meaning "Blæcwulf's meadow" in Old English. Blæcwulf is a byname meaning "black wolf".
Carbone Italian
From a nickname for a person with dark features, from Italian carbone meaning "coal".
Carey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of Ciardha".
Černý Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
Charbonneau French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal", a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
Cole English
From a medieval short form of Nicholas or from the byname Cola.
Cowden English
From various English place names, which meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill" or "cow pasture" in Old English.
Crnčević Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning "black".
Fekete Hungarian
Means "black" in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Kilduff Irish
From the Irish Mac Giolla Dhuibh meaning "son of the black-haired man".
Kurosawa Japanese
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Vietnamese form of Li 2, from Sino-Vietnamese (). This is the third most common surname in Vietnam.
Li 2 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "black".
Mac Dhuibhshíthe Irish
Means "son of Duibhshíth" in Irish. The given name Duibhshíth means "black peace".
Merle French
French form of Merlo.
Merlo Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Mustonen Finnish
Derived from Finnish musta meaning "black".
Negrescu Romanian
Patronymic derived from Romanian negru "black".
Negri Italian
Nickname derived from Italian negro "black", used to refer to someone with dark hair or dark skin.
Negrini Italian
Variant of Negri.
Neri Italian
From Italian nero "black", indicating a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
Nieddu Italian
From Sardinian nieddu meaning "black", derived from Latin niger.
Nigro Italian
Variant of Negri.
O'Byrne Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Broin meaning "descendant of Bran 1".
Ó Dubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Duane.
Rapp 2 German
From Middle High German raben meaning "raven", a nickname for a person with black hair.
Schwarz German, Jewish
Means "black" in German, from Old High German swarz. It originally described a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
Schwarzenberg German
Means "black mountain" in German.
Vincent 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Dhuibhinse meaning "son of Duibhinse", a given name meaning "black island".