Clan Chisholm

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Chisholm Clan Crest

Chisholm Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: Siosal
Motto: Feros Ferio (I am fierce with the fierce)
Badge: Fern
Lands: Roxburghshire and Invernesshire
Origin of Name: Placename, Roxburghshire
Pipe Music: Chisholm’s March
Clan Chief: Hamish Chisholm of Chisholm, The Chisholm

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Chisholm Tartan

Chisholm Modern

Chisholm Modern

Chisholm Clan tartan

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Clan History

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Chisholm History

This name is formed from the Norman ‘chese’ which meant ‘to choose’, and ‘holm’ which is a Saxon word that meant ‘meadow’.

The kingdom of Gododdin was taken by the Northumbrian English in the 7th century and then taken in turn by the Normans three hundred years later.

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Clan Lands

Chisholm Lands

Chisholm Map

Chisholm Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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