Cale Family History
Cale Name Meaning
English: variant of Kale a habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in Lincolnshire which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘ridge’. English: variant of Call . Americanized form of German Kehl or Keil and also of Kahl . Compare Cail and Kale . Italian (southern; Calè): variant of Calia . French (Calé): from an adjectival derivative of Old French cale ‘close-fitting cap’ hence a nickname for someone who wore such a cap. This surname is very rare in France; in North America it may thus (also) be an altered form of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Croatian (Čale rarely Ćale): nickname from ćale ‘daddy’ also ‘father-in-law’.7: Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Kale .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022