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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:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley