Last name: COLVIN

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COLVIN : This last name is indexed 46,570 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COLVIN : 1: Scottish and Irish (Donegal Antrim): variant of Colville probably reflecting a local pronunciation. The name was taken to Ulster in the 17th century.2: Manx: if not identical with 1 perhaps from the Old Norse personal name Kolbeinn with /v/ substituted for /b/.3: English: from the rare Middle English personal name Colwin Colvin which may be a borrowing into English of a Welsh name whose modern form is Collwyn ‘white’ or of colwyn ‘doe puppy pet dog’ or of the placename Colwyn (Denbighshire Radnorshire).

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