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Kaline History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Kaline comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the Scottish name MacCallum, which means "the son of the gillie of Callum." However, the full form of the name was used until the 17th century. The Callums were an import branch of the Clan McLeod of Raasay.

Early Origins of the Kaline family


The surname Kaline 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 very early times.

Early History of the Kaline family


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Kaline Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Kaline has appeared as Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.

Early Notables of the Kaline family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kaline family to Ireland


Some of the Kaline family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kaline family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kaline or a variant listed above: Patrick Callum who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kaline (post 1700)


  • Albert William "Al" Kaline (1934-1953), nicknamed "Mr. Tiger", American Major League Baseball right fielder who played from 1953 to 1974, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame having over 3,000 hits

The Kaline Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In ardua tendit
Motto Translation: He reaches towards things difficult of attainment.


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