Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a nickname
given to a delicate person. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
Early Origins of the Cailleteau family
The surname Cailleteau 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 Cailleteau family
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Cailleteau 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 Cailleteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cailleteau family to the New World and Oceana
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.