Surnames Categorized "dark"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include dark.
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).
Carbone Italian
From a nickname for a person with dark features, from Italian carbone meaning "coal".
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.
Dolan Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhshláin meaning "descendant of Dubhshláine".
Donovan Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of Donndubán".
Douglas Scottish
From the name of a town in Lanarkshire, itself named after a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water, derived from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This was a Scottish Lowland clan, the leaders of which were powerful earls in the medieval period.
Doyle Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means "descendant of Dubhghall". A famous bearer was Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
Duane Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Dubháin meaning "descendant of Dubhán".
Duff Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibh or Ó Duibh.
Duffy 1 Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of Dubthach". Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
Dunkel German
Means "dark" in German.
Dunn English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark" or Gaelic donn "brown", referring to hair colour or complexion.
Fusco Italian
From Italian fosco meaning "dark", from Latin fuscus. This was a nickname for a person with dark features.
Mac Dhuibh Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Dubh", where the byname Dubh means "dark".
Mac Dhuibhshíthe Irish
Means "son of Duibhshíth" in Irish. The given name Duibhshíth means "black peace".
Moreno Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish and Portuguese.
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.
Ó Dubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Duane.
Ó Duibh Irish
Means "descendant of Dubh", Dubh being a byname meaning "dark".
Otieno Luo
Derived from the given name Otieno.
Prieto Spanish
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish, referring to a person with dark hair or skin.
Sullivan Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "dark eye".