Origins of the Name
Possibly derived from the place name Cailly in Seine-Inferieure in Normandy (medevil times); possibly derived from the place name Cayley in Winwick, Lancashire as in the early reference to Walter de Cayeley who was mentioned in the "Subsidy Rolls" for Staffordshire in 1332.

Possible patronymic derivition from Mac Caolaidhe, meaning "son of Caoladh" from the Gaelic 'caol" meaning "slender" - a common Manx surname.

William de Caly recorded in the "Curia Regis Rolls" for Norfolk in 1212; Hugh de Cailly mentioned in "Hundred Rolls" for Norfolk in 1273; Hugh de Cailly, lord of Orby, Norfolk, head of the family whence sprang the barony

Variants: Calley, Cayley, and Callie
Blazon of Arms: Chequy or and gules a bend ermine Crest: A demi lion rampant or, charged with a bend gules, thereon three mullets argent and holding in the dexter paw a battle-axe argent, the handle gules, garnished or.
Motto: Nul q'um
Translation: Only One
Origin: England
Caley (also; Calais, Calley, etc.) (Mx., Scot, Eng.) Descendent of Caoladh (slender); the slender man; one who came from Cailly (forest), in Normandy; one who came from Cayley, in Lancashire.