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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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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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Student

    31%
  • Bailiff

    6%
  • Merchant

    6%

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Colquhoun Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colquhoun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colquhoun census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Colquhoun. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Colquhoun. For the veterans among your Colquhoun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colquhoun Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Colquhoun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Colquhoun in 1949 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

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