Meaning and Origin of Colquhoun - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Colquhoun

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Warrior
  • Irish : The narrow woods

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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.