Surnames Categorized "English adjectives"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include English adjectives.
Best 1 English
Derived from Middle English beste meaning "beast", an occupational name for a keeper of animals or a nickname for someone who acted like a beast. A famous bearer of this surname was soccer legend George Best (1946-2005).
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.
Blue English
From a nickname for a person with blue eyes or blue clothing.
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.
Close English
From Middle English clos meaning "enclosure", a topographic name for someone who lived near a courtyard or farmyard.
Coy English
Means "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
Crisp English
English cognate of Crespo.
Elder English
Derived from Old English ealdra meaning "older", used to distinguish two people who had the same name.
Fried German
Derived from the given name Friedrich.
Good English
From a nickname meaning "good", referring to a kindly person.
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.
Hardy English, French
From Old French and Middle English hardi meaning "bold, daring, hardy", from the Germanic root *harduz.
Little English
Meaning simply "little", it was originally a nickname given to a short person.
Long English
Originally a nickname for a person who had long limbs or who was tall.
Low English
Variant of Law.
Sharpe English
Variant of Sharp.
Short English
From a nickname for a short person, from Middle English schort.
Small English
From a nickname for a small person, from Middle English smal.
Strong English
Nickname derived from Middle English strong or strang meaning "strong".
White English
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit "white".