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The name Collings was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the personal name Nicholas. A common diminutive of the name Nicholas was Colin. Saint Collen was a 7th-century monk who gave his name to Llangollen, Denbighshire which translates from the Welsh as "church of the hazel-wood."

Collings Early Origins



The surname Collings was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest and were Lords of the manor having large estates in that shire and in neighboring Herefordshire.

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Collings Spelling Variations


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Collings Spelling Variations



Collings has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Collins, Collin, Collings, Colling, Collis, Caullins, Caulling, Caullings, Caullis, Colins, Colings, Coliss and many more.

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Collings Early History


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Collings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collings research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1576, 1651, 1624, 1711, 1618, 1667, 1623, 1690, 1625, 1683, 1653, 1705, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Collings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Samuel Collins (1576-1651), an English clergyman and academic, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge and Provost of King's College, Cambridge; and his son, John Collins (1624-1711), an English academic and politician; Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), an English poet born in the City of London; John Collinges...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collings In Ireland


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Collings In Ireland



Some of the Collings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Collingss to arrive on North American shores:

Collings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Collings, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • William Collings, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Cha Collings, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Eliz Collings, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • John Collings, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Collings, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Tho Collings, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Daniel Collings, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Anthony Collings, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • George Collings, who landed in New England in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Collings, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Michael Collings, who arrived in America in 1804
  • James Collings, who arrived in America in 1805
  • R Collings, who landed in America in 1830
  • J Collings, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Collings arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849
  • Lucretia Collings, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • James Collings (aged 24) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • John Collings (aged 21) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

Collings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Collings, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collings (post 1700)



  • Robert F. Collings, American benefactor, co-founder of The Collings Foundation, a private non-profit educational foundation in Stow, Massachusetts
  • Jesse Collings (1831-1920), English politician, Mayor of Birmingham
  • Mike Collings, New Zealand silver medalist sport shooter at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Norman Edward "Norm Dodger" Collings (b. 1910), was a Canadian professional NHL ice hockey left winger
  • Thomas William Ralph Collings (b. 1991), retired Anglican bishop, 7th Bishop of Keewatin
  • Raymond William Collings (1908-1973), British bobsledder at the 1948 Winter Olympics
  • Marie Collings (1791-1853), Dame of Sark, Guernsey (1852 to 1853)
  • Benita Collings (b. 1940), Australian television and film actor and television presenter for Play School on the ABC network
  • Joseph Silver "Joe" Collings (1865-1955), Australian politician, Senator for Queensland (1932 to 1950)
  • Matthew Collings (b. 1955), British art critic, writer, broadcaster, and artist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Collings Historic Events


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Collings Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Samuel Charles  Collings (1868-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John P Collings (b. 1940), English Midshipman (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Barnstaple, Devon, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Collings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collings 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 7 August 2016 at 20:01.

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