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Chism Early Origins



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.

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Chism Spelling Variations


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Chism Spelling Variations



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

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Chism Early History


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Chism Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Chism Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chism Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chism In Ireland


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Chism In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chism (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chism (post 1700)



  • 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

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Suggested Readings for the name Chism


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Suggested Readings for the name Chism



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

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2016 at 01:25.

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