Noble surnames, such as Decaire, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Decaire, 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 Decaire family
The surname Decaire was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie.)
Early History of the Decaire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decaire 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 Decaire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Decaire 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 Decaire 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... Another 170 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decaire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Decaire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 20 settlers of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among early immigrants were Catherine Cayer, who married in Quebec in 1730.
Contemporary Notables of the name Decaire (post 1700)
- Jerry DeCaire, American freelance comic artist, best known for his work on Punisher, Thor, and X-Men from Marvel Comics