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 Caillon family
The surname Caillon 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 Caillon family
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Caillon 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 Caillon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caillon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Caillon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Caillon, who landed in Quebec in 1665
- Pierre Caillon, who arrived in Quebec in 1665