The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland
spawned the ancestors of the Callus family. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Early Origins of the Callus family
The surname Callus 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.
Early History of the Callus family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callus research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early Callus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Callus Spelling Variations
The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations
of the same name. Callus has been recorded as MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the Callus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Callus family to Ireland
Some of the Callus 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.
Migration of the Callus family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Callus, or a variant listed above: Andrew and Catherine MacCall settled in Boston in 1849; Andrew, Denis, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Robert and William MacCall all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.