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Early Origins of the Chisholme family
The surname Chisholme 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.
Early History of the Chisholme family
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Chisholme Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chisholm, Chissolm, Chisham, Chisholme, Chism, Chisolm, Chisolt, Chissum and many more.
Early Notables of the Chisholme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chisholme family to Ireland
Some of the Chisholme family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Chisholme family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chisholme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Alexander Chisholme, who settled in Georgia in 1735
Chisholme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Hugh Chisholme U.E. born in Scotland who settled in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1783 member of the Port Matoon Association CITATION[CLOSE]
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
Suggested Readings for the name Chisholme
- The Chisz: A History of the Chisholme/Chism Family by John D. Chism.
The Chisholme Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Feros ferio
Motto Translation: I am fierce with the fierce.