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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Callantes family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Callantes surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person.

Callantes Early Origins



The surname Callantes was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.

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Callantes Spelling Variations


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Callantes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.

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Callantes Early History


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Callantes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callantes research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1646 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Callantes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Callantes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Callantes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Callantes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634; Daniell Gallant, who settled in Virginia in 1663-1679; Glode Gallant, who came to Virginia in 1649.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Callantes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callantes 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 11 October 2013 at 11:34.

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