Surnames Categorized "black"
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.
From the name of a city in Lancashire, meaning "black stream" in Old English.
Variant of Black
. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
From the name of a town in Northamptonshire, itself meaning "Blæcwulf's meadow" in Old English. Blæcwulf
is a byname meaning "black wolf".
From a nickname for a person with dark features, from Italian carbone
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal"
, a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
From various English place names, which meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill" or "cow pasture" in Old English.
in Hungarian, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a dark complexion.
From the Irish Mac Giolla Dhuibh
meaning "son of the black-haired man"
From Japanese 黒 (kuro)
meaning "black" and 沢, 澤 (sawa)
meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Merlo Italian, Spanish
, ultimately from Latin merula
. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Nickname derived from Italian negro "black"
, used to refer to someone with dark hair or dark skin.
From Italian nero "black"
, indicating a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
From Sardinian nieddu
, derived from Latin niger
Rapp 2 German
From Middle High German raben
, a nickname for a person with black hair.
Schwarz German, Jewish
in German, from Old High German swarz
. It originally described a person with black hair or a dark complexion.