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Noble surnames, such as Cayer, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Cayer, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Cayer Early Origins



The surname Cayer was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie.)

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Cayer Spelling Variations


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Cayer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cail, Calhau, Caillou, Cailloux, Caillouet, Caillaret, De Caillaret, Caillette, Callier, Caillé, Caillot, Caillet, Caillat, Cailliat, Cailliot, Caillau, Caillaud, Caillaux, Cailleaux, Caillard, Cailleteau, Cailleton, Caillotin, Caille, la Caille, Caill, Caillebot, Caillemer, Cayer, Cayart, Caye, Cayeu, Cayeux and many more.

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Cayer Early History


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Cayer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cayer research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1425, 1454, 1554, 1559, 1562, 1572, 1636, 1645, 1650, 1658, 1664, 1673, 1688, 1696, 1780, 1811, 1825, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Cayer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cayer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cayer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this period was Jean Cayart, born in La Capelle in 1645 who was an engineer; the Caillau family produced two principal county magistrates of Mans in 1658 and 1664, councilors of this city, three lawyers at the Parisian parliament, and many officers; the name Caillaux...

Another 170 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cayer Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cayer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Cayer, who married in Quebec in 1730

Cayer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henri Cayer was a laborer in St. Cunegonde, Quebec, in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayer (post 1700)



  • Ovila "Frenchy" Cayer (1844-1909), Canadian-born, Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Globe Tavern

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. 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).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Cayer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cayer 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 April 2016 at 15:57.

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