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.
Important Dates for the Chism family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chism research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1176 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Chism History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chism Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chisholm, Chissolm, Chisham, Chisholme, Chism, Chisolm, Chisolt, Chissum and many more.
Early Notables of the Chism family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chism family to Ireland
Some of the Chism 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.
Chism migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chism Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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