Clan Chisholm

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Welcome to Clan Chisholm

Clan Chisholm Team
Team Leader
Team Members Gordon Chisholm, David Douglas, Ginger Lawton
Clan Chief: Andrew Francis Hamish Chisholm of that Ilk, 33rd Chief of Clan Chisholm. Succeeded in 1997.
Crest: Gules a boar's head couped Or langued Azure
Motto: Feros ferio (I am fierce with the fierce)
Slogan/War Cry:
Region: Highlands
Historic Seat:
Plant badge:
Pipe music: Chisholm's March
Gaelic name:

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Chisholm together with members bearing the name Chisholm, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Chisholm.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Chisholm on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Chisholm.


Clan History

Clan Chisholm

According to a 19th-century historian, Alexander Mackenzie, the Clan Chisholm is of Norman and Saxon origin. Tradition stating that the Chisholms were a Norman family who arrived in England after the Norman conquest of 1066. The original Norman name being De Chese to which the Saxon term "Holme" was added upon the marriage of a Norman ancestor to a Saxon heiress.[2] According to the Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia the Chishom name was known in the Scottish Borders since the reign of Alexander III of Scotland. In early records the name is written as "de Cheseholme", eventually later becoming Chisholm. In Scotland the earliest recorded person of the family is on the Ragman Rolls as "Richard de Chisholm del Counte de Rokesburgh", referring to the Clan Chisholm's seat in Roxburghshire. [1]

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Allied Clans

  • Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

International Clan Chisholm Society

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

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Chisholm tartan
Chisholm tartan


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