Chisholm family crest



Chisholm clan crest


The Scottish surname Chisholm is an habitational name from Chisholme near Hawick in southern Scotland, which derives its name from Old English c¯se, cese meaning “cheese”and holm meaning “ a piece of dry land in a fen” and refers to a waterside meadow good for dairy farming and hence for producing cheeses. In the 14th century members of this family migrated to the Highlands, settling in Strathglass, where their name was Gaelicized as Siosal. Walter Chisholm of that Ilk was the Bailie of Melrose in 1605, and the Chisholms of Cromlix went against all the clan tradition by being bishops of Dunblane in the 16th century. 

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