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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : probably an occupational name for a catcher of quails, from an agent noun from Old French caille ‘quail’ (Latin quaccula).
  • The name Caillé, from La Rochelle, is documented in La Prairie, Canada, by 1675. A family called Cailler or Cahié was in Quebec city by 1669.