Cailleau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a nickname given to a delicate person. 
Early Origins of the Cailleau family
The surname Cailleau was first found in Maine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat 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.
Early History of the Cailleau family
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Cailleau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations 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.
Early Notables of the Cailleau family (pre 1700)
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Cailleau migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cailleau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mr. Jean Cailleau, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 2nd March 1643 
- Pierre Cailleau, who arrived in Canada in 1664
Contemporary Notables of the name Cailleau (post 1700) +
- André-Charles Cailleau (1731-1798), French book publisher
- Clément Cailleau C.S.Sp. (1923-2011), French-born prelate, Prefect of what is now the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tambacounda in Senegal (1970-1986)
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