The Chisholm clan takes its name from the surname Chisholm, which is believed to have Gaelic origins. The name is thought to derive from the Gaelic word “caiseal” meaning “castle” or “chisholm” meaning “rocky water.” The Chisholm clan has ancient roots in Scotland, particularly in the Highlands. They were a powerful and influential clan that held lands along the banks of the River Beauly in Inverness-shire. The Chisholms played important roles in the local affairs and were known for their loyalty and bravery.
The Chisholm clan was involved in various clan conflicts and regional power struggles throughout Scottish history. They had alliances with other clans, including the Clan Mackintosh and the Clan Fraser. The Chisholms often fought alongside these allied clans in battles and military campaigns.