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Colquhoun is a surname of Scottish origin.[1] It is a habitational name from the barony of Colquhoun in Dumbartonshire.[1] The name is thought to be derived from the Gaelic elements còil ("nook"), cùil ("corner"), or coill(e) ("wood") + cumhann ("narrow").

Calhoun and Cahoon are variants of the surname Colquhoun. They are generally found only in the United States of America and Canada.


  • People with the surname Colquhoun 1
    • Arts and entertainment 1.1
    • Governance 1.2
    • Science 1.3
    • Sport 1.4
    • Other 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

People with the surname Colquhoun

Arts and entertainment





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  1. ^ a b Colquhoun Name Meaning and History Retrieved on 2008-02-25
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