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The ancestors of the Call family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

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The surname Call was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Historical recordings of the name Call include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Call research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early Call History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Call Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Call family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 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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Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Call or a variant listed above:

Call Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Augsten and Alles Call, who came to New England in 1637
  • Bennet Call, who came to New England in 1637
  • Mary Call, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • Philip Call, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1662
  • Philip Call, who was in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1662
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Call Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • P Call, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1788

Call Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Call, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • F W Call, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Call, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mr. Call, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C Call, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
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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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rose Call, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Catherine Call, aged 6 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Bridget Call, who came to Saint John, New Brunswick from Ireland in 1842

Call Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    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.

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