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.
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.
FROST English, German
From Old English and Old High German, 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.
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit