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Cale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Italian


Although it has long been an Italian name, the ultimate origins of the Cale name are Greek, coming from the Greek word "cali" meaning "beautiful." The name was most likely taken on a surname quite arbitrarily, though perhaps the first bearer was a man of exceptional beauty.


Early Origins of the Cale family


The surname Cale was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and the southern parts of mainland Italy. In later years, a few branches of the family spread to northern Italy, adopting the naming conventions there and changing their name to end in "i." Most of the family remained in the south, however, and kept the southern suffix "o." The name is of Greek origin, which explains its predominance in the south, closer to Greece. Coming from the Greek word "cali" meaning "beautiful" the name was probably purely ornamental, though perhaps it was given because the first bearer was a man of exceptional beauty.

Early History of the Cale family


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Cale Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Calo, Cali, Cala, Cale, Calio and others.

Early Notables of the Cale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cale family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susan Cale, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Cale, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Cale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Cale, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Cale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Cale, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Cale (post 1700)


  • Eden Myfanwy Cale (b. 1985), American actress and filmmaker
  • Thomas Cale (1848-1941), American politician, delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Alaska
  • Paula Korologos Cale (b. 1970), American actress, best known for her role as Joanie Hansen on the television series Providence (1999)
  • John Weldon "J.J." Cale (1938-2013), American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his songs "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" made famous by Eric Clapton
  • Pandeli Cale (1879-1923), one of the signatories of Albanian Declaration of Independence
  • Bruce Cale (b. 1939), Australian jazz double-bassist and composer
  • William Raymond "Ray" Cale (1922-2006), Welsh dual code rugby international player
  • Franklin Cale (b. 1983), South African football midfielder
  • John Davies Cale OBE (b. 1942), Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground
  • Joseph Cale Gundy (b. 1972), American football quarterback

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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)


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