Colquhoun

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Colquhoun /kəˈhn/ 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, Calhoon, Colhoon, Colhoun, Hoon, Cahoun, and Cahoon are variants of the surname Colquhoun. They are generally found only in the United States of America and Canada.[citation needed]

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Steven Colquhoun, American liver transplant surgeon

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