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Origins Available: English, Irish


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

Collins Early Origins



The surname Collins was 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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Collins Spelling Variations


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Collins Spelling Variations



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

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Collins Early History


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Collins Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Collins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Collins Settlers in 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward 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
  • Thomas Collins, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Collins, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • William Collins, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Margaret 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Collins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Laurance Collins, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Peter Collins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Lawrence Collins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Margaret Collins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Collins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Edward Collins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Jeremiah Collins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Thomas Collins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Catherine Collins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Collins, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Francis Collins, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Collins, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Patrick Collins, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Edward Collins, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Power Collins landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • R Collins landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Clifton
  • James Collins landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Edward Collins, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • James Collins, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collins (post 1700)



  • Cathleen Collins (b. 1956), birth name of Bo Derek, American film actress and model
  • Arthur Worth "Bud" Collins Jr. (1929-2016), American journalist and television sportscaster
  • Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins OBE (1937-2015), British-American romance novelist who wrote 32 novels, all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list, younger sister of actress Joan Collins
  • Addie Mae Collins (1949-1963), American Baptist parishioner who was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that the U.S. Congress can award a civilian
  • Gary Ennis Collins (1938-2012), American six-time Emmy nominated film and television actor
  • Brigadier-General Vivian Bramble Collins (1883-1955), American Director Selective Service System Florida (1941-1946)
  • Brigadier-General Stewart Garfield Collins (1880-1966), American Commanding Officer 68th Infantry Brigade (1941-1942)
  • Brigadier-General Leroy Pierce Collins (1883-1981), American Commanding General US Forces Northern Ireland (1942-1945)
  • General Joseph Lawton Collins (1896-1987), American US Representative NATO Military Committee (1953-1955)
  • Major-General James Lawton Collins (1882-1963), American Commanding General 5th Service Command (1943-1946)
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Collins Historic Events


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Collins Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Mrs. Sara Collins, American passenger from Buffalo, New York, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Charles Ernest Collins (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. William Henry Collins (1912-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald J Collins (b. 1905), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Weymouth, Dorset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur R Collins (b. 1916), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Collins, British Stoker 1st Class from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick R H Collins, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert Collins, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Collins, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Patrick Collins, Irish Fireman from County Cork, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. James Lord Collins, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Collins, aged 17, Irish Scullion from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in collapsible B
  • Mr. John Collins, aged 38, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 1

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Suggested Readings for the name Collins


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Suggested Readings for the name Collins



  • Collins Ancestry by Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn.
  • The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies by Mary Collins Landin.

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Collins Family Crest Products


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Collins Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 September 2016 at 22:06.

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