Last name origins & meanings:
1. Dutch: from Middle Dutch prince ‘prince’, either an occupational name for someone in the service of a prince or a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill.
2. Jewish (from the Netherlands): ornamental adoption of Dutch prins ‘prince’.
There are various Prins families documented on Geni, mostly Dutch Jewish.
There was a Prins family in Ceylon which is well documented in Genealogy of the Family of Prins of Ceylon, Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon, Vol XL, January 1950.
This Prins family in Ceylon is not yet well documented on Geni.