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Origin and popularity of the name COLLINS

Origin

Collins : 1: English: variant of Colin with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.2: 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.3: Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette.4: In some cases an Americanized form of Slovenian Kolenc.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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