Call Family History
Call Name Meaning
Irish: shortened form of McCall . 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. English: alternatively perhaps a nickname from Middle English cale (also calle) a side form of calwe ‘bald’ (from Old English calu). English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a sheepfold from Middle English caule calle cale ‘sheepfold’. Catalan: topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (from Latin callis). Compare Calle . Possibly an Americanized form of German Koll or Goll .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022