This is a list of surnames in which the categories include brown.
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.
From Old English brun
meaning "brown" and hlaw
meaning "mound, small hill". The name was probably given to a family living on a small hill covered with bracken.
From Middle High German brun
. It was originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin.
in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
DONNE Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn
, a nickname for a person with brown hair.
From Irish Ó Donnghaile
meaning "descendant of Donnghal"
. The given name Donnghal
means "brown valour", from donn
"brown" and gal
"valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
DUNN English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark"
or Gaelic donn "brown"
, referring to hair colour or complexion.
From a nickname meaning "the brown"
, from French brun
Denoted a person who came from Navarre in northern Spain (Spanish Navarra
). The name of the region is of Basque origin, possibly from nabar