First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: Warrior
- Irish: The narrow woods
First name variations: Callhoun, Colhoun, Colquhoun, Calhaun
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: variant of Scottish Colquhoun.
- This prominent early American name was brought across the Atlantic
Ocean by Scotch-Irish pioneers who entered Pennsylvania in about
1733. The American statesman John C. Calhoun (1782–1850), born in
Abbeville District, SC, served in both houses of Congress, was
secretary of war, and vice president of the U.S. (1825–32).
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