Collings Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Collings Name Meaning: With an Anglo-Saxon origin, Collins is a diminutive form of Nicholas. Also from the old norse personal name 'Kollungr',a form of 'Koli',took the form of 'cola'.Representing dark or swarthy characteristics.

Several instances of the surname have been documented in England as far back as the twelth century, and is also mentioned in the Domesday book.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Collings Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Collings family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 162
Independent 81
Female Servant 80
Labourer 57
Male Servant 37
Farmer 35
Weaver 24
Miner 19
Tailor 16
Apprentice 16
Carpenter 13
Mason 13
Sawyer 12
Dress Maker 12
Blacksmith 12
Shoe Maker 9
Gardener 9
Painter 8
Ag Labourer 8
Servant 8
C Weaver 8
Butcher 7
Smith 7
Cotton Weaver 6
Laundress 6

Collings Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Collings 100% 28,713
2 Colings 88% 199
3 Callings 88% 198
4 Cullings 88% 101

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