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Caley is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Caley family lived in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Castle of Cailly.

Caley Early Origins



The surname Caley was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the name was William de Kailli, de Caly who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1210. Alternatively the name Caley, is a fairly common Manx name. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Caley Spelling Variations


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Caley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Caley have been found, including Cailly, Calley, Callis, Cally, Caley, Cayley and many more.

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Caley Early History


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Caley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caley research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1610, 1681, 1602, 1667, 1640, 1635, 1708, 1654, 1727, 1663, 1717 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Caley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Cawley (1602-1667), British politician, MP for Midhurst in 1640 and regicide who fled to the Netherlands and then Switzerland after the Restoration; Sir William Cayley, 2nd Baronet (1635- c. 1708); Sir Arthur Cayley, 3rd Baronet (c. 1654-1727); and John Calley...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Caley were among those contributors:

Caley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Caley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Mrs. L. Caley, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Edward Caley, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Isle of Man, in 1896

Caley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Naine Caley, aged 28, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1900
  • Edward James Caley, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Mary Caley, aged 54, who landed in America from Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Caley, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Ellan Turby East, Isle of Man, in 1910
  • Kathleen M.A. Caley, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Norwich, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Caley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Caley, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • John Caley, aged 69, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • Patrick Caley, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"

Caley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Caley landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Caley, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caley (post 1700)



  • William Henry "Big Bill" Caley (1873-1918), American football player, lawyer, and mine operator
  • John Caley, English founder of Caleys, a department store in Windsor, Berkshire in 1823 who held two royal warrants
  • John Caley (1760-1834), English archivist and antiquary
  • Philip Lesley Caley (b. 1962), former English cricketer
  • George Caley (1770-1829), English botanist and explorer in Australia
  • Donald Thomas Caley (b. 1945), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey goaltender from Dauphin, Manitoba

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Caley Historic Events


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Caley Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick John Caley, British Junior 9th Engineer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Callide et honeste
Motto Translation: Wisely and honourably.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Caley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 November 2015 at 14:23.

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