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The history of the Collis name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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."

Collis Early Origins



The surname Collis 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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Collis Spelling Variations


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Collis Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Collis family name include Collins, Collin, Collings, Colling, Collis, Caullins, Caulling, Caullings, Caullis, Colins, Colings, Coliss and many more.

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Collis Early History


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Collis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collis 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 Collis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collis 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 Collis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collis In Ireland


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Collis In Ireland



Some of the Collis 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Collis surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Collis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Collis, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Tho Collis, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • William Collis, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • John Collis, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Collis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ambrose Collis, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Thomas Collis, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • Williams Collis, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Collis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Raphael Collis, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858

Collis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Collis, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Collis, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Judith Collis, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Charles Collis, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • George Collis, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Collis, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835

Collis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Collis, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Ann Collis, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • Ann Collis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Florence Collis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • Kathleen Collis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Collis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • J D Collis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles Collis, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Ann Collis, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Harriet Collis, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collis (post 1700)



  • Shannon Collis (b. 1986), American television actress
  • Stephen Philip Collis (b. 1981), English professional football goalkeeper
  • John Collis (b. 1944), British prehistorian
  • James Collis VC (1856-1918), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Susan Collis (b. 1956), British contemporary artist
  • William Robert Fitzgerald Collis (1900-1975), Irish doctor and writer
  • Gordon Collis (b. 1940), former Australian rules footballer
  • Dean Collis (b. 1985), Australian professional rugby league player

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Collis Historic Events


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Collis Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Gordon V Collis (b. 1923), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Westhampnett, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edwin Martin Collis, American 2nd Class passenger from Riverside, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  4. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

Other References

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  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Collis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collis 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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