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Collins Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin (see Cullen 1). English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll, itself a short form of Nicholas. Americanized form of French Colin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Colling, Collin, Collias, Pollins, Rollins, Follin, Hollings, Callens

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Collins Family Origin

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Collins Family Occupations

What did your Collins ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Collins. 30% of Collins men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Collins women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collins were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Collins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Collins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 260,000 immigration records available for the last name Collins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 347,000 military records available for the last name Collins. For the veterans among your Collins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Collins Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Collins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Collins in 1940 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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