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Cahoon is a name that dates back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was given to someone who lived in the former Aberdeenshire, derived from the Gaelic cil or cil, which means "nook" or "corner." Colquhoun is properly pronounced "Ko-hoon."

Cahoon Early Origins



The surname Cahoon was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire 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.

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Cahoon Spelling Variations


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Cahoon Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Cahoon has been spelled 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.

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Cahoon Early History


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Cahoon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cahoon research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1241, 1602, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Cahoon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cahoon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cahoon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cahoon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cahoon In Ireland


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Cahoon In Ireland



Some of the Cahoon 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cahoon or a variant listed above:

Cahoon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Cahoon, who arrived in America in 1783

Cahoon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cahoon, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812

Cahoon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Cahoon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cahoon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cahoon (post 1700)



  • Tiny Cahoon (1900-1973), American player in the National Football League
  • Lauren Cahoon (b. 1985), American Olympic-style Taekwondo martial artist
  • William Cahoon (1774-1833), United States politician
  • Frank Kell Cahoon (b. 1934), American oil man and natural gas entrepreneur
  • Reynolds Cahoon (1790-1861), American early leader in Latter Day Saint movement
  • Martha Cahoon (1905-1999), the American wife and artistic and business partner of Ralph Eugene Cahoon
  • Todd Cahoon (b. 1973), American actor
  • Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr. (1910-1982), American artist and furniture decorator
  • Kevin Cahoon, American actor, singer and songwriter
  • Ben Cahoon (b. 1972), former professional Canadian football slotback

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Motto


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Motto



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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    11. ...

    The Cahoon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cahoon 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 July 2016 at 16:39.

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