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McCallen Surname Origin
The son or descendants of Callen or Colin. This name was given to the descendants of Sir Colin Campbell, or Colin the Great, who flourished toward the end of the thirteenth century, at Lochore, Scotland.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
McCallen Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A McCallen Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge