Cailloux 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 Cailloux family

The surname Cailloux 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 Cailloux family

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

Cailloux 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 Cailloux family (pre 1700)

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


United States Cailloux migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cailloux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Cailloux, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cailloux (post 1700) +

  • François René Cailloux, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) François Cailloux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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