Francis Collins was born in 1645, in Maresfield, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Tompsett on 10 September 1672, in Uckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in 1675, in his hometown, at the age of 30, and was buried in Maresfield, Sussex, England.
English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
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.
Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .