When Caleb Colvin was born about 1763, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Luther Colvin, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Colvin, was 24. He married Amy Ann Abbott on 31 December 1795, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1800. He died in 1805, at the age of 43, and was buried in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, 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).