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Colquhoun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada is thought to be the home of the ancestors of the Colquhoun family. Their name comes 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."


Early Origins of the Colquhoun family


The surname Colquhoun 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.

Early History of the Colquhoun family


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Colquhoun Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Colquhoun has appeared as 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.

Early Notables of the Colquhoun family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colquhoun family to Ireland


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Migration of the Colquhoun family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Colquhoun or a variant listed above:

Colquhoun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Colquhoun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexander Colquhoun, who landed in New York in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Colquhoun, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Archibald Colquhoun, who landed in North Carolina in 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Malcolm Colquhoun, who landed in Virginia in 1792 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Colquhoun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Colquhoun, aged 48, who landed in North Carolina in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Colquhoun, who settled in St. Petersburg Virginia in 1819

Colquhoun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Walter Colquhoun, aged 25, who landed in Canada in 1811

Colquhoun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Colquhoun, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Colquhoun Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • N. Colquhoun, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Miss Janet Colquhoun, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Bruce" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th September 1860 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Roger Colquhoun, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • William Colquhoun, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Colquhoun (post 1700)


  • Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962), Scottish painter, printmaker and theatre set designer
  • Brigadier William Gourlay Colquhoun (1888-1966), Commanding Officer 1st Canadian Training Brigade (1943-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) William Colquhoun. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Colquhoun/William_Gourlay/Canada.html
  • Glenn Colquhoun (b. 1964), New Zealand poet and general practitioner
  • Christopher Colquhoun (b. 1970), British actor
  • Ian Alexander Colquhoun (1924-2005), New Zealand cricket player
  • Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988), British Surrealist painter and author
  • Archibald Ross Colquhoun (1848-1914), British first Administrator of Southern Rhodesia
  • General Sir David Colquhoun FRS (b. 1936), British pharmacologist
  • Maureen Morfydd Colquhoun (b. 1928), British economist and Labour Party politician
  • Sir Charles Colquhoun McGrigor (1893-1946), 4th Baronet of Campden Hill, Middlesex, British peer

The Colquhoun 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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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Colquhoun
Ailindan, Ailindand, Ailindane, Ailindant, Ailinden, Ailindend, Ailindent, Ailindin, Ailindind, Ailindint, Ailindon, Ailindyn, Ailindynd, Alindan, Alindand, Alindane, Alindant, Alinden, Alindend, Alindent, Alindin, Alindind, Alindint, Alindon, Alindyn, Alindynd, Allindan, Allindand, Allindane, Allindant, Allinden, Allindend, Allindent, Allindin, Allindind, Allindint, Allindon, Allindyn, Allindynd, Caghoun, Caholm, Cahom, Cahomb, Cahombe, Cahome, Cahone, Cahoolm, Cahoom, Cahoomb, Cahoombe and more.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) William Colquhoun. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Colquhoun/William_Gourlay/Canada.html


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