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Calley is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Calley family lived in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Castle of Cailly.

Calley Early Origins



The surname Calley 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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Calley Spelling Variations


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Calley Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Cailly, Calley, Callis, Cally, Caley, Cayley and many more.

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Calley Early History


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Calley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calley 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 Calley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calley 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 Calley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Calley name or one of its variants:

Calley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Calley who settled in New England with his son in 1679

Calley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew M Calley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Calley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Calley, aged 35, landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1861

Calley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Calley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Calley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Fred Calley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850

Calley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Calley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Rosina Calley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calley (post 1700)



  • Brian Nelson Calley (b. 1977), American politician, 61st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (2011-)
  • Roy Calley, English journalist for the BBC in Salford
  • Sir Henry Algernon Calley DSO DFC DL (1914-1997), English pilot, policeman, owner and manager of a stud farm, and Conservative politician
  • Major-General Thomas Charles Pleydell Calley CB, CBE, MVO (1856-1932), British military officer and Liberal Unionist politician, Member of Parliament for Cricklade in 1910

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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)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Calley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calley 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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