When Almer H Colvin was born in 1825, in New York, United States, his father, Jeremiah Colvin, was 27 and his mother, Mary St. John, was 30. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Julia Catherine. He lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Springfield Township, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1905, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States.
Scottish and Irish (Donegal, Antrim): variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation. The name was taken to Ulster in the 17th century.
Manx: if not identical with 1, perhaps from the Old Norse personal name Kolbeinn, with /v/ substituted for /b/.
English: from the rare Middle English personal name Colwin, Colvin, which may be a borrowing into English of a Welsh name whose modern form is Collwyn ‘white’, or of colwyn ‘doe, puppy, pet dog’, or of the placename Colwyn (Denbighshire, Radnorshire).
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