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Mama_Cakes's avatar

Anyone know the origin of the last name Callard?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9315 points ) February 8th, 2013

Thanks!

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JLeslie's avatar

From googling it looks like it is most likely English. There is also a connection to French possibly, but seems like origins from Brittain are the strongest.

thorninmud's avatar

It’s of French origin, deriving from a middle French word ”calle”, a kind of cap worn by clerks and valets. In France, the name is most common in the Vendée and Deux Sevres regions, along the central Atlantic coast.

thorninmud's avatar

Just adding that there was a substantial immigration from the Vendée to Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

My therapist is Jewish and that’s her last name. Just wondering if it was Jewish. Perhaps, her husband isn’t?

JLeslie's avatar

Callard does not strike me as Jewish, from Jewish names I know (of course I don’t know them all) but if you google there are people with that Surname who are Jewish who come up so maybe many people with that surname are Jewish? I’ll send the Q to some Jewish jellies, maybe they know. I think one jelly is from QC so that might be helpful.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Thank-you! I’m just curious.

JLeslie's avatar

You could ask your therapist. She is more likely to know the history of the name. People ask me the origins of my last name all the time.

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