Caillet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Caillet, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Caillet, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Caillet family

The surname Caillet was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie.)

Important Dates for the Caillet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caillet research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1425, 1454, 1554, 1559, 1562, 1572, 1636, 1645, 1650, 1658, 1664, 1673, 1688, 1696, 1780, 1811, 1825, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Caillet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caillet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cail, Calhau, Caillou, Cailloux, Caillouet, Caillaret, De Caillaret, Caillette, Callier, Caillé, Caillot, Caillet, Caillat, Cailliat, Cailliot, Caillau, Caillaud, Caillaux, Cailleaux, Caillard, Cailleteau, Cailleton, Caillotin, Caille, la Caille, Caill, Caillebot, Caillemer, Cayer, Cayart, Caye, Cayeu, Cayeux and many more.

Early Notables of the Caillet family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Jean Cayart, born in La Capelle in 1645 who was an engineer; the Caillau family produced two principal county magistrates of Mans in 1658 and 1664, councilors of this city, three lawyers at the Parisian parliament, and many officers; the name Caillaux was distinguished in Berry, where there was a principal county magistrate of Brouges in 1650; of the same name were some magistrates of Nantes in 1636 and 1650. The Cailhaut of La Theysserie of Nantes produced a member of the sovereign council of New France (Canada), who died in 1673...
Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caillet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caillet migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caillet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • P Caillet, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Caillet (post 1700)

  • Jean-Jacques Caillet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean-Jacques Caillet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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