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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Kalle is the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Early Origins of the Kalle family
The surname Kalle was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Kalle family
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Kalle Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Kalle has appeared as MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the Kalle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kalle family to Ireland
Some of the Kalle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kalle family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Kalle were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Andrew and Catherine MacCall settled in Boston in 1849; Andrew, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Robert and William MacCall all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kalle (post 1700)
- Kalle Havulinna (1924-2016), Finnish professional ice hockey player