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The Caul family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Caul is derived from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

Caul Early Origins



The surname Caul 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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Caul Spelling Variations


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Caul Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Caul has been spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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Caul Early History


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Caul Early History



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

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Caul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caul Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Caul In Ireland


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Caul In Ireland



Some of the Caul 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Caul were among those contributors:

Caul Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Caul, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caul (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caul (post 1700)



  • Sandy Caul, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 99th District; Elected 1998
  • P. J. Caul, American politician, Burgess of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, 1933-37

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The Caul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caul 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 23 November 2015 at 10:19.

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