Caillon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a nickname given to a delicate person. [1]

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caillon research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1664, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Caillon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caillon 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 Caillon family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caillon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Caillon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caillon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Caillon, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 27th March 1665 [2]
  • Mr. Pierre Caillon, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 28th March 1665 [2]


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/


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