When Catherine Colvin was born in 1747, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, John Colvin 3rd, was 37 and her mother, Amey Randall, was 30. She married William Williams on 6 May 1770, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 June 1798, in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 51.
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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