Geneanet > Resources > Family Names > CALL

Origin and popularity of the name CALL

Origin

Call : 1: Irish: shortened form of McCall.2: English: from Middle English calle cale (Old English cawl) ‘container basket net’ commonly used of a kind of hair net close-fitting cap or headdress worn by women to cover tied-up hair. The name could have been given as a metonymic occupational name to a maker of women's caps or perhaps of baskets or nets.3: English: alternatively perhaps a nickname from Middle English cale (also calle) a side form of calwe ‘bald’ (from Old English calu).4: English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a sheepfold from Middle English caule calle cale ‘sheepfold’.5: Catalan: topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (from Latin callis). Compare Calle.6: Possibly an Americanized form of German Koll or Goll.

More

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Ancestry

Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 23,446 individuals with the name CALL on Geneanet.

 

Most found places for the name CALL:

    This last name in the family trees

    See below the Geneanet members' family trees which contain the last name CALL

    hassfamily
    (1,004 individuals)
    wbuchanan
    (500 individuals)
    crewy460
    (454 individuals)
    dablocher
    (444 individuals)

    Search another name

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search the name of your ancestors and your family in a database of 9 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet.

    Search CALL

    Start your family tree

    Start your family tree

    Create your family tree and take advantage of valuable tips to help you search your ancestors.

    Start your family tree

    Variants of name CALL

    KALLE CALLERE CALLER