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Multiple Origins for the Surname Caie


Scottish


The Caie surname is thought to have emerged from several different sources. In Northern England and Scotland, it comes from the Old Norse "ká," which meant "jackdaw." It also came from the Breton and Old Welsh word "Cai," and the Cornish word "Key," both of which meant "wharf." And, in some instances, this surname is no doubt derived from the Old English "Coeg," which meant "key."

Caie Early Origins



The surname Caie was first found in Yorkshire, but the surname was also found in Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire as far back as the 13th century. One of the first records in Scotland was the Kae family of Croslats who were and "old family" of West Lothian. The Keay spelling was quite popular in Perthshire. Philip Qua was listed in Aberdeen in 1317 and Donald Ka was listed there too in 1399. Thomas Kaa was on an inquest taken at Berwick-on-Tweed in 1370. Patrick Ka was burgess of Linkithgow until his death in 1445. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The "Mac" prefix seems is difficult to clarify. Some Mackay (Macaoid) families may have shortened their name.

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Caie Spelling Variations


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Caie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kay, Kaye and others.

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Caie Early History


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Caie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caie research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1246, 1372, 1500, and 1704 are included under the topic Early Caie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caie In Ireland


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Caie In Ireland



Some of the Caie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Caie, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Jessie Caie, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Helen Caie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caie (post 1700)



  • John Morrison Caie CB FRSE (1878-1949), Scottish civil servant and poet, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • William Shand Caie (1814-1873), Scottish-born, Canadian merchant and politician in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1865 to 1873

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Motto


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Motto



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: Kynd Kynn Knawne Kepe
Motto Translation: Keep your own kin-kind.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Caie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caie 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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