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Multiple Origins for the Surname Chisolm


Scottish


The ancestors of the surname Chisolm were thought to have been a Boernician family in ancient Scotland. They lived in the Barony of Chisolm in the Parish of Roberton, Roxburghshire. The Gaelic form of the name is Siosalach and together the Clan is known as An Siosalach.

Chisolm Early Origins



The surname Chisolm was first found in Roxburghshire, from the barony of Chisholm. One of the first times the name was listed was John de Chesehelme, in Roxburghshire in 1254. Robert de Chesholme was custodian of Urchard Castle in the 1300s. By the mid-14th century, much of the family had moved north: Robert de Chesholme appears as the sheriff of Inverness in 1359. Many feel that Robert was the founder of the Clan.

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Chisolm Spelling Variations


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Chisolm Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Chisolm has been spelled Chisholme, Chisum, Chissum, Chissolm, Chissholm, Chisolt, Chism, Chisholm, Chisham, Chiseholm, Chisam and many more.

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Chisolm Early History


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Chisolm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chisolm research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1715, 1647 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Chisolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chisolm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chisolm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chisolm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chisolm In Ireland


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Chisolm In Ireland



Some of the Chisolm 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North Ameri ca. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Chisolm or a variant listed above:

Chisolm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dr. Chisolm settled in Jamaica in 1774

Chisolm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Chisolm, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809

Chisolm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Chisolm arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849

Chisolm Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Chisolm, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Colin Chisolm arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisolm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisolm (post 1700)



  • Henry Clay Chisolm (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Physician; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1897-1900

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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 fiercest


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Chisolm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chisolm 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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