lacaille History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Directly translated, the French word "caille" means "quail". Sources believe that Caille was originally a nickname given to a delicate person. [1]

Early Origins of the lacaille family

The surname lacaille 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 lacaille family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacaille research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1664, and 1673 are included under the topic Early lacaille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lacaille Spelling Variations

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 lacaille family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacaille Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the lacaille family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.


Contemporary Notables of the name lacaille (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Henri Lacaille (1895-1978), French Military Secretary to General Huntziger [2]


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Henri Lacaille. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lacaille/Henri/France.html


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