Surnames Categorized "writers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include writers.
Barker English
From Middle English bark meaning "to tan". This was an occupational name for a leather tanner.
Boyer Occitan
Occitan cognate of Bouvier.
Dickens English
From the medieval given name Dicun, a medieval diminutive of Dick 1. A famous bearer of this surname was the English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
King English
From Old English cyning "king", originally a nickname for someone who either acted in a kingly manner or who worked for or was otherwise associated with a king. A famous bearer was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).
Murray 1 Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray (Gaelic Moireabh), possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". A notable bearer of this surname was General James Murray (1721-1794), who was the first British Governor-General of Canada.
Sartre French
French cognate of Sarto.
Thornton English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
Vaughn Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.