Curwin Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic) 1. Belonging to Corwen = the White College or Choir [Welsh cor, a circle, college, choir + mutation of gwen, gwyn, white]. 2. said to be from Culwen, a lordship in Galloway [probably Welsh cil = Gaelic cul, a back, recess, corner + mutation of Welsh gwen, gwyn, white]. 3. = Kirwan.
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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