Last name: CHISHOLM

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CHISHOLM : This last name is indexed 79,579 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CHISHOLM : Scottish: habitational name from Chisholme near Hawick in southern Scotland which derives its name from Old English c̄se cēse ‘cheese’ (from Latin caseus) + holm ‘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.

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