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

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Collins Historical Records

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Collins Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Collins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Collins in 1940 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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