Collins Family History
Collins Name Meaning
English: variant of Colin with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin compare Cullen or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized. Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette . In some cases an Americanized form of Slovenian Kolenc .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press