Last name: COLQUHOUN

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COLQUHOUN : This last name is indexed 45,914 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COLQUHOUN : 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. This is the name of a Scottish family descended from Umfridus de Kilpatrick who acquired lands in the barony of Colquhoun during the reign of Alexander II (1214–49).

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