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Where did the Scottish Culquhown family come from? What is the Scottish Culquhown family crest and coat of arms? When did the Culquhown family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Culquhown family history?The rugged west coast of Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Culquhown name. The name derives from someone having lived in the former Aberdeenshire, derived from the Gaelic còil or cùil, which means "nook" or "corner." Colquhoun is properly pronounced "Ko-hoon."
In various documents Culquhown has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Colquhoun, Colhoun, Colhoon, Cahoun, Cohoun, Cahoon, Cohoon, Culquhoun, Cahune, Cohune, Cowquhone, Colquhone, Culquhown, Cahoone, Calhoun, Kalhoun, Kulhoun, Kolhoun, Calhoon, Calloon, Culloone, Collune and many more.
First found in Angus where they held a seat at Luss and possessed vast manors and elegant estates. Although not formally recognized before the 11th century (the Clan system was not developed until the reign of King Malcolm Ceanmore and his second wife, Margaret) this Clan has a unified history that may well precede that time. It is believed that they occupied this area well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 AD. According to Clan tradition, the Calhoun Clan is descended from an early Celtic priest named St. Kessog who lived in Glen Luss, the Monks' Isle in Loch Lomond.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culquhown research. Another 509 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1241, 1602, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Culquhown History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Culquhown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Culquhown family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Culquhowns to arrive in North America: Mary Cahoone who settled in New York in 1803; John Colquhoon settled in Boston Mass in 1651; Archibald Colquhoon and his wife Anne settled in Wilmington N.C. in 1775.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Si je puis
Motto Translation: If I can
The Culquhown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culquhown Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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