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Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first
recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa
Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it
had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th
century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is
nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban (see