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Callier Surname Meaning

French: from an Old French term denoting earthenware and by extension a particular type of earthenware vessel from which new wine was drunk hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such crocks. French: from caielier an occupational name for a chair maker from an agent derivative of caiel ‘chair’. English (Staffordshire): probably a variant of the occupational name Collier ‘charcoal burner’ though in some cases perhaps a variant of Caller from a Middle English side-form callier with substitution of the suffix -ier for -er. In Kent and Somerset Caller is chiefly a variant of the nickname or habitational name Callow . Elsewhere it may derive either from Middle English caller ‘maker of cauls’ (baskets nets women's close-fitting caps or headdresses for covering tied up hair) from Middle English calle ‘basket net’ (Old English cawl) or from a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a sheep pen or pigsty (Middle English calle) synonymous with atte Calle. See Call .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Caillier, Vallier, Galler, Lallier, Hollier, Cazier, Gallier, Tullier

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You can see how Callier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Callier families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Callier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Callier families in 1911.
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What did your Callier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Engineer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Callier. 100% of Callier men worked as an Engineer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Engineer
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Passenger Lists

There are 977 immigration records available for the last name Callier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Callier. For the veterans among your Callier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callier lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Callier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Callier in 1960 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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