Chisholm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Chisholm family

The surname Chisholm was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Chisholm family

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Chisholm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chisholm, Chissolm, Chisham, Chisholme, Chism, Chisolm, Chisolt, Chissum and many more.

Early Notables of the Chisholm family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chisholm family to Ireland

Some of the Chisholm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chisholm migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chisholm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Chisholm, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
  • Alexander Chisholm, who landed in America in 1717 [1]
  • Jean Chisholm, who arrived in New York in 1773 [1]
  • Hugh Chisholm, who arrived in America in 1774 [1]
  • John Chisholm, who landed in Albany, NY in 1776 [1]
Chisholm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Malcolm Chisholm, who arrived in Texas in 1841 [1]
  • Walter Chisholm, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Donald Chisholm, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]

Chisholm migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chisholm Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Archibald Chisholm, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Archibald Chisholm, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Archibald Chisholm, who arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. George Chisholm U.E. (b. 1752) born in Inverness, Scotland from Kortright Township, New York, USA who settled in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia c. 1782 resettled in Niagara, [Fort Erie] in c. 1791 then Burlinton Bay he enlisted in 1777 joined the King's Royal Regiment of New York with Captain John MacDonell, then Captain Normand Tolmie Highland Volunteer Regiment in 1778, married to Barbara MacKenzie they had 9 children he died in Burlington, Ontario [2]
  • Mr. George Chisholm U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Chisholm Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Duncan Chisholm, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Duncan Chisholm, aged 14, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Ewen Chisholm, aged 2, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Flora Chisholm, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Helen Chisholm, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chisholm migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chisholm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Chisholm migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Chisholm Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Adam Chisholm, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Adam Chisholm, aged 30, a shepherd, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mr. Adam Chisholm, (b. 1810), aged 30, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th January 1841 [6]
  • A. Chisholm, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Palmyra" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 19th February 1858 [6]
  • Mr. Duncan Chisholm, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chisholm (post 1700)

  • Roderick Milton Chisholm (1916-1999), American philosopher and Professor at Brown University
  • Julius J. Chisholm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cayuga County 1st District, 1900 [7]
  • Jim Chisholm, American politician, Candidate for justice of Texas State Supreme Court, 2012 [7]
  • Jeannette C. Chisholm, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932 [7]
  • Hugh Chisholm (b. 1855), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Gratiot County, 1891-92 [7]
  • Elijah H. Chisholm, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1865 [7]
  • Diane L. Chisholm, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 64th District, 2010 [7]
  • David B. Chisholm, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Mamaroneck, New York, 1957 [7]
  • Mrs. Charles P. Chisholm, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1964 [7]
  • Charles P. Chisholm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1964 [7]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Chisholm family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Catherine  Chisholm (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Robert Daniel Fletcher Chisholm, English Second Steward from New Brighton, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Roderick Robert Crispin Chisholm (d. 1912), aged 40, Irish Draughtsman from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Roderick Robert Crispin Chisholm (d. 1912), aged 40, Irish First Class passenger from Belfast, Ireland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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