Surnames Categorized "dark"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include dark.
usage
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.
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.
Duff Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibh or Ó Duibh.
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.
Mac Duibhshíthe 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.
Otieno Eastern African, 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.