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Colvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


Early Origins of the Colvin family


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.

Early History of the Colvin family


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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.

Early Notables of the Colvin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colvin family to Ireland


Some of the Colvin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Colvin family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Maryland in 1714
  • William Colvin, who landed in Maryland in 1714 [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)
  • Hugh Colvin, who 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 [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)
  • John Colvin, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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)
  • Jame Colvin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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)
  • Jane and John Colvin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Marjory Colvin, who arrived in New York in 1822 [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)
  • ... (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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ATHENIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Athenian.htm
  • Ann Colvin, aged 28, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

Colvin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Colvin (post 1700)


  • 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
  • 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
  • Shawn Colvin (b. 1956), American musician from Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Harvey Doolittle Colvin (1815-1892), American politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1873–1875) for the People's Party
  • Claudette Colvin (b. 1939), American activist for African American rights
  • Mark Colvin (1952-2017), Australian journalist and broadcaster on the ABC Radio network from 1997 to 2017
  • 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
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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


  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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ATHENIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Athenian.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

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