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Historical References

"COLIN. Gaelic CaOean, Middle Gaelic CaUane (Dean of Lismore), Cailin (1467 MS.), Colinus (Latin, 1292). This is a personal name more or less peculiar to the Campbells, the chief being always in Gaelic MacCailein. The name has no connection with English and continental Colin (from Nicholas), and it appears, as Dr. Macbain pointed out, to be derived from a dialect form of Cailean prevalent in Menteith and Perthshire in the thirteenth century. 'It is hence the Campbells brought it.' Colanus Mcgilcungill witnessed a charter by Ferkar, earl of Ross, c. 1224-31 (REM., p. 334), and Colyn, ostiarius, witnessed a charter by Alan Ostiarius, earl of Atholl, 1232-33 (RAA., i, p. 91). Colin filius Gilglas (Gilleglas or Gylleglasse) witnessed Atholl charters between 1284-90 (LIM., xxxvi; REM., p. 466-467; Athole, p. 705). Colin de Londenner was a charter witness in 1261 (REA., n, p. 275), and Kolinus filius Anegus, sutor, did homage to the prior and convent of St. Andrews at Dull in Atholl, 1264 (RPSA., p. 349). Cf. CULEN. Collen 1646. (2) A double diminutive of Nicholas. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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