Surnames Categorized "colors"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include colors.
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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.
BLAKE English
Variant of BLACK. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLUE English
From a nickname for a person with blue eyes or blue clothing.
Patronymic form of BROWN.
BROWN English
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.
BRUNO Italian
Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
FROST English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
GRAY English
From a nickname for a person who had grey hair or grey clothes.
GREEN English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
GREY English
Variant of GRAY.
HIMURA Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "scarlet, dark red" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
JIN Chinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold".
From Japanese (kuro) meaning "black" and (sawa) meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
NERI Italian
From Italian nero "black", indicating a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
ROSA Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of ROSE (1).
ROSE (1) English, French, German, Jewish
Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose, all from Latin rosa. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz).
Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat).
TAN Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
WHITE English
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".
ZHU Chinese
From Chinese (zhū) "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.