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Multiple Origins for the Surname Colvin


Scottish


Colvin Early Origins



The surname Colvin was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where the family held a family seat in ancient times.

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Colvin Spelling Variations


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Colvin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Culwen, Culewen, Culwenne, Colwen, Colwenn, Colwenne, Collewen, Coleven, Culeven, Colven, Colvin and many more.

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Colvin Early History


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Colvin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colvin research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1262, 1280, 1289, 1290, 1296, 1298, 1332, and 1388 are included under the topic Early Colvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colvin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colvin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Colvin In Ireland


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Colvin In Ireland



Some of the Colvin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 254 words (18 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Colvin who settled in Maryland in 1714
  • William Colvin settled in Maryland in 1714
  • William Colvin, who landed in Maryland in 1714
  • Hugh Colvin settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Hugh Colvin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

Colvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Colvin, who arrived in America in 1806
  • John Colvin, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Jame Colvin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Jane and John Colvin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Marjory Colvin, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colvin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Colvin, aged 84 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Perseverance" Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Colvin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • G.R. Colvin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849
  • Ann Colvin, aged 28, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"

Colvin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gavin Colvin, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • Janet Colvin, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • Joseph Colvin, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Eliza Colvin, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colvin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colvin (post 1700)



  • Verplanck Colvin (1847-1920), American lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer who helped create New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park, eponym of Mount Colvin, New York
  • Addison Beecher Colvin (1858-1939), American businessman, banker and politician, New York State Treasurer from 1894 to 1898
  • Jack Colvin (1934-2005), American character actor of theater, film and television, best known for his role as tabloid reporter Jack McGee on The Incredible Hulk (1977 to 1982)
  • Marie Catherine Colvin (1956-2012), American journalist who worked for The Sunday Times, killed covering the siege of Homs in Syria
  • Ruth Johnson Colvin (b. 1916), American founder of the non-profit organization Literacy Volunteers of America, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006
  • Shawn Colvin (b. 1956), American musician from Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Harvey Doolittle Colvin (1815-1892), American politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (18731875) for the People's Party
  • Claudette Colvin (b. 1939), American activist for African American rights
  • Sir Auckland Colvin KCSI KCMG CIE (1838-1908), British Empire administrator, Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Provinces, India, founder of Colvin Taluqdars' College in Lucknow
  • Mark Colvin, Australian journalist and broadcaster
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Colvin


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Suggested Readings for the name Colvin



  • The Colvins of Fayette: Some Descendants of Dr. William Colvin of Glasgow, Scotland by Richard Hathaway.
  • The Colvins, Oregon Pioneers by Stephen O. Stout.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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