Chisholme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chisholme research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1176 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Chisholme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chisholme Spelling Variations

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)

More information is included under the topic Early Chisholme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Chisholme family to Ireland

Some of the Chisholme 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.


United States Chisholme migration to the United States +

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

Canada Chisholme migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [1]

Australia Chisholme migration to Australia +

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

Chisholme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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.


Suggested Readings for the name Chisholme +

  • 2483 "The Chisz: A History of the Chisholme/Chism Family" by John D. Chism.

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate