When Charles Byron Colvin was born on 18 July 1859, in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Amos Thomas Colvin, was 27 and his mother, Susan Rebecca Sherred, was 25. He married Elizabeth Routigner on 4 May 1910, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Leroy Township, Benton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 February 1915, in Oakland Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Oakland Union Cemetery, Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, 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).