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Collins Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin (see Cullen 1). English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll, itself a short form of Nicholas. Americanized form of French Colin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Colling, Collin, Collias, Pollins, Rollins, Follin, Hollings, Callens

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Collins Family Origin

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Collins Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Collins. The most common Collins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Collins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Collins family was Farm Laborer.

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