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Colquhoun Family History

Colquhoun Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Colquhoun in Dumbartonshire. The name appears to derive from Gaelic còil, cùil ‘nook’, ‘corner’, or coill(e) ‘wood’ + cumhann ‘narrow’. The usual Scottish pronunciation is ka-hoon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

419,489 Historical Documents with Colquhoun on Ancestry.com
33,785 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,350 Military Records
7,151 Immigration Records
31,782 Census and Voter Lists
343,421 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Colquhoun Families

  • Number of Colquhoun families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Colquhoun families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Colquhoun families
     350 - 698
     117 - 349
     1 - 116
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Colquhoun Family Origin

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Colquhoun Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Colquhoun

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Colquhoun Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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