Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a nickname
given to a delicate person. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
Early Origins of the Chaillet family
The surname Chaillet was first found in Maine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Le Mans and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Chaillet family
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Chaillet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cail, Calhau, Cailloux, Caillouet, Caillavet, Caillette, Cailler, Caillé, Caillot, Caillat, Caillaud, Caillaux, Cailleaux, Caillard, Caille, Lacaille, Caila, Cailhaut, Cailhol, Cailhou, Caillan, Caillarville, Caillebot, Caillères, Cailleteau, Cailleu, Caillo, Caillez and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaillet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaillet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chaillet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Chaillet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Chaillet (post 1700)
- Pierre François Xavier Chaillet de Verges, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Pierre Chaillet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Major-General Claude-Philippe-Armand Chaillet (1893-1955), French General Officer Commanding Artillery, 1st Army CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Claude-Philippe-Armand Chaillet. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chaillet/Claude-Philippe-Armand/France.html