Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a
given to a delicate person.
The surname Caillan was first found in Maine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Le Mans and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility.
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of this family name include: Cail, Calhau, Cailloux, Caillouet, Caillavet, Caillette, Cailler, Caillé, Caillot, Caillat, Caillaud, Caillaux, Cailleaux, Caillard, Caille, Lacaille, Caila, Cailhaut, Cailhol, Cailhou, Caillan, Caillarville, Caillebot, Caillères, Cailleteau, Cailleu, Caillo, Caillez and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.