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Multiple Origins for the Surname Call


English


The Call surname is an old Norman name, derived from the French word "cale" which was a close fitting cap worn by women of the times.

Call Early Origins



The surname Call was first found in Wiltshire, where a Swanus Calle is on record in the Rotuli Hundredorum (the Hundredorum Rolls) in 1275. In 1279, John Calle was recorded in Cambridgeshire, in that same collection of documents.

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Call Spelling Variations


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Call Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Call, Calle, Calles, Caules and others.

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Call Early History


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Call Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Call research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1307 is included under the topic Early Call History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Call Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Call Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Call Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Call In Ireland


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Call In Ireland



Some of the Call family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Call or a variant listed above:

Call Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Augsten and Alles Call, who setted in New England in 1637
  • Bennet Call, who setted in New England in 1637
  • Mary Call, who arrived in New England in 1637 [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)
  • Philip Call, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1662 [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)
  • Philip Call, who was in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Call Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • P Call, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1788 [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)

Call Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Call, who arrived in New York in 1834 [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)
  • F W Call, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • H Call, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Mr. Call, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • C Call, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Call Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Call, who arrived in Montreal in 1662

Call Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Call, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Call, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia between the years 1749-1752

Call Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Call, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rose Call, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Catherine Call, aged 6 months, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Bridget Call, who setted in Saint John, New Brunswick from Ireland in 1842

Call Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Call, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Call (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Call (post 1700)



  • Wilkinson Call (1834-1910), American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Florida (1879-1897)
  • R. D. Call (b. 1950), American film and television actor, known for his work in Waterworld (1995), Into the Wild (2007) and Murder by Numbers (2002)
  • Richard Keith Call (1792-1862), American plantation owner and politician, the 3rd and 5th Territorial Governor of Florida (1836-1839) and (1841-1844)
  • Anson Call (1810-1890), Mormon pioneer, an early colonizer of many communities in Utah Territory
  • Annie Payson Call (1853-1940), American author who wrote several books and published articles in Ladies' Home Journal
  • Brandon Spencer Lee Call (b. 1976), American two-time Young Artist Award winning child television and film actor, known fof his work in Step by Step (1991), Santa Barbara (1984) and Blind Fury (1989)
  • Corporal Donald M. Call (1896-1984), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Ann Lowdon Call (1945-2007), American horsewoman, 2005 AQHA Select World Champion
  • Byron Niman Call (b. 1863), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Newcastle, 1904-11
  • Asa V. Call, American politician, Delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Call


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Suggested Readings for the name Call



  • A Collection of Stones: History and Genealogy of Stone and Related Families (including the Call Family) by Doris Burch Stone.
  • The Descendants of Ira Call by Joseph C. Call and Lowell E. Call.

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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: Grata manu
Motto Translation: With a grateful hand.


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Call Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Call 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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