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The wedding of Walter William Collins and Florence Vibert. Walter came from Portland, Dorset, and married Florence at St Lawrence in 1920. They had a son, Henry Giles Collins (1923-1994), who died in South Africa

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Origins of surname

The name has two probably origins, one English and one Irish. The former suggests that the name means son of Nicholas, from Col and kin. The latter is an anglicised form of 'Coileain', meaning 'the young hound'.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey records in 1658 when Thomas, the first of three children of English soldier Thomas Collins, was baptised in St Ouen.


These three variations are found throughout Jersey church records, often all three within the same family group.

  • Collins
  • Collin
  • Collings

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