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Historical References

"COLVIN. A vernacular pronunciation of COLVILLE, q.v. Cf. MELVIN MELVILLE. John Colvin in the parish of Bothkennar, 1680 (Stirling). In the sixteenth century the same person is recorded as Colville and Collwyne (Protocols, n, 106, 108). There was an earlier Colvin from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Colwine, but the Scottish surname is undoubtedly from Colville. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Colvin Genealogy

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