Cayes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Cayes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Cayes, 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.

Early Origins of the Cayes family

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

Early History of the Cayes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cayes research. Another 130 words (9 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 Cayes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cayes 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.

Early Notables of the Cayes family (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 was distinguished in Berry, where there was a principal county magistrate of Brouges in 1650; of the same name were some magistrates of Nantes in 1636 and 1650. The Cailhaut of La Theysserie of Nantes produced a member of the sovereign council of New France (Canada), who died in 1673...
Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cayes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cayes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cayes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Cayes, who landed in America in 1872 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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