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Where did the Irish Collins family come from? What is the Irish Collins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Collins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Collins family history?

Although Collins is a common English name, Collins is also an indigenous Irish name, derived from the Irish Gaelic "O'Coileain."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Collins, Colins, O'Cullane, Cullane and others.

First found in North Desmond the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, later part of County Limerick, where they were lords of the baronies of Connello and lords of Eighter Conghalach (Lower Connello). By the 13th century, they had moved south and settled in West Cork, having been driven out of their original territories by the Geraldines.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collins research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1602, 1754, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Collins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Collins Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Susan Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1613
  • Peeler Collins, who landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Josias Collins, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Petter Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Walter Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1635


Collins Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Edwd Collins, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Diana Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Sara Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Mattw Collins, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Thos Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1716


Collins Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Isaac Collins, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Wm Collins, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Margt Collins, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Patrick Collins, who landed in America in 1812
  • Bartholomew Collins, aged 44, landed in New York in 1812


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  • Collins Ancestry by Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn.
  • The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies by Mary Collins Landin.
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  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Collins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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