If you are conducting some Collins family history research then you can view the Collins coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Collins surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Collins was adopted
by a large number of native
Irish families in the seventeenth
century. It is among the fifty
most frequently found in the country.
The O'Coileains and the O'Cuilleains
were the main Septs based in Limerick
and Cork respectively and it is in these Counties that
the majority of descendants can still be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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