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Where did the Irish Calle family come from? When did the Calle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Calle family history?The original Gaelic form of Calle was Mac Cathail or O Cathail, while is derived from the personal name Cathal, which is generally Anglicized as Charles. Calle is derived from the Old Irish "catu-ualos" which means "valor or powerful in battle".
The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Cahill, O'Cahill, Kahill, Cawhill, Cahille, Cahil, Cahaly, Cahell, Cahel, Caughell, Kahil, Kahel, Caill, Cail and many more.
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The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Calle:
Calle Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Calle Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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