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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
Origins Available: English
The surname Chism 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chisholm, Chissolm, Chisham, Chisholme, Chism, Chisolm, Chisolt, Chissum and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chism research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1176 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Chism History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Chism Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Chism family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chism Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Finley Chism, who landed in Virginia in 1776
Chism Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Chism settled in Philadelphia in 1840
- J E Chism, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
- J W Chism, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- N Chism, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1892
- Martin Chism, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1893
Chism Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Margaret Chism, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Shirley D. Chism, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1911
- Harry L. Chism, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1919
- Wm. W. Chism, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1920
- Edward Chism, aged 25, who settled in America from Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1922
- Thomas Raymond "Tom" Chism (b. 1955), American former Major League Baseball player
- Devon Dwayne Chism (b. 1987), American NBA basketball player
- Sydney Chism, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2000, 2008
- John C. Chism, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1868
- Fred C. Chism, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ashford, 1914, 1922
- Charles D. Chism, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ashford, 1906
- The Chisz: A History of the Chisholme/Chism Family by John D. Chism.
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 ferioMotto Translation:
I am fierce with the fierce.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
The Chism Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chism Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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