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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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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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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