Colquhoun Family History

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Colquhoun Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Colquhoun in Dumbartonshire. The name appears to derive from Gaelic còil, cùil ‘nook’, ‘corner’, or coill(e) ‘wood’ + cumhann ‘narrow’. The usual Scottish pronunciation is ka-hoon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Colton, Colston, Colloton, Colliton, Cleghorn, Calhoun, Luton, Cohoon

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Colquhoun Family Origin

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Colquhoun Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Student

    31%
  • Bailiff

    6%
  • Merchant

    6%

In 1881, the most common Colquhoun occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Colquhoun's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colquhoun family was Merchant. Farmer, Student and Bailiff were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colquhoun.

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Colquhoun Historical Records

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