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Colpitts is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • A. Russell Colpitts (born 1906), farmer and political figure in New Brunswick, Canada
  • Edwin H. Colpitts (1872–1949), communications pioneer best known for his invention of the Colpitts oscillator
    • Colpitts oscillator, design for an LC electronic oscillator circuit
  • George Colpitts, Canadian historian, Robert F. Heizer prize recipient