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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Calles family. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

Calles Early Origins



The surname Calles 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.

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Calles Spelling Variations


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Calles Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Calles has been written as MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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Calles Early History


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Calles Early History



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

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Calles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Calles In Ireland


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Calles In Ireland



Some of the Calles 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Calles or a variant listed above:

Calles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mateo Calles, who came to Puerto Rico in 1803

Calles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calles (post 1700)



  • Enrique Burgos Calles (b. 1965), professional baseball pitcher
  • Elias Plutarco Calles (1877-1945), Mexican Political leader, who was President of Mexico from 1924 until 1928
  • Plutarco Elias Calles (1877-1945), Mexican politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Calles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calles 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 1 March 2012 at 14:13.

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