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Where did the English Callison family come from? What is the English Callison family crest and coat of arms? When did the Callison family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Callison family history?Today's generation of the Callison family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Callison family lived in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Castle of Cailly.
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Callison were recorded, including Cailly, Calley, Callis, Cally, Caley, Cayley and many more.
First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callison research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1667, 1640 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Callison History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 101 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Callison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Callison arrived in North America very early: John Calley who settled in New England with his son in 1679; Anne Cally arrived in New York City in 1822.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Callide et honeste
Motto Translation: Wisely and honourably.
The Callison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callison Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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