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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 cil or cil, which means "nook" or "corner." Colquhoun is properly pronounced "Ko-hoon."

Colquhoun Early Origins



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.

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Colquhoun Spelling Variations


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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.

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Colquhoun Early History


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Colquhoun Early History



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

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Colquhoun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colquhoun Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Colquhoun In Ireland


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Colquhoun In Ireland



Some of the Colquhoun 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. 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
  • Alexander Colquhoun, who landed in New York in 1749
  • Ann Colquhoun, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1775
  • Archibald Colquhoun, who landed in North Carolina in 1786
  • Malcolm Colquhoun, who landed in Virginia in 1792

Colquhoun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Colquhoun, aged 48, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • Thomas Colquhoun settled in St. Petersburg Virginia in 1819

Colquhoun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

Colquhoun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

Colquhoun Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • N. Colquhoun arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Roger Colquhoun arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • William Colquhoun arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colquhoun (post 1700)


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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)
  • 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

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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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Colquhoun Clan Badge


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Colquhoun Clan Badge




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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


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    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Colquhoun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colquhoun 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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