Chisholm Family History

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Chisholm Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Chisholme near Hawick in southern Scotland, which derives its name from Old English c¯se, cese ‘cheese’ (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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Chisholm Family Origin

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Chisholm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chisholm. The most common Chisholm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Chisholm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chisholm family was Farming.

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Chisholm Historical Records

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Chisholm Life Expectancy

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