Scism Family History
Scism Surname History
Scism family history has a rich and complex origin of which the particulars can be pieced together by Scism family researchers. The last name Scism is an old heredity that has spread all across the world over the centuries, and as the Scism family has spread, it has evolved making its history challenging to uncover. This page is the home for the complete history of the Scism last name, Scism origins, and history of Scism ancestors.
The Scism surname is native to the United States, dating back to the Dutch colonies in Neiw Amsterdam. The earliest found instance of the spelling is about 1700, although it is surmised that Scism, Scissom, and Cism, are branches of the same family ONLY in this time and location. It is surmised that Scism developed from the frisian village called Chijs, and that people who left this village were referenced as van der Chijs, or "From Chijs" ~ Chijs is also seen written as Sijs, and pronounced "SIZZ." It is possible that 'van der Sijs' became 'Van Sise' in the colonies (of Sise), and developed further into Sisson (Son of Sise) 'Sissom' and 'Scism'.
It is important to note that in New England there are Sisson and Sissom families which are of English origin, and live in proximity to those named alike from the Dutch colony period. Careful research is important to assure confusion does not happen.
Genealogical reserch indicates that the Scism family were members in the Dutch Reformed Churches, and several christening records in the Hudson River Valley, of New York, name them. The surname is commonly mis-spelled.
In the late 1700s the surname appears in Tennessee in Carter County, and in the Carolinas. The sources of these Scisms can not as yet be connected to the Scism family in New York, Connecticut, and Massachsetts. There are some indications that about the time of the US War Between the States, that these families may have lived near each other in the south.
The Carolinas branch migrated south and then west with descendants known in Louisiana and east Texas.
The Carter County Tennessee Branch, spread to Stoddard County, Missouri, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Central Texas, Oregon and California. There are Scism family members in India, which came from the Oregon branch of the Tennessee Scisms, they are noted evangelists.
Records have NOT been established which tie these three branches together into ONE family.
The surname is unusual, and the chances of three entirely separate occurances of it, is slim, but possible.
Scism country of origin
It is likely that Scism developed from the area of southern Holland, or most likely, Belgium.
As "Scism" it is unique to the United States.
Meaning of the last name Scism
It is unknown precisely where teh Name SCISM developed from, but it is a theory that the New England area Scism family came from the Dutch tradition of naming by place of origin.
Some in the Scism families in the south calaim origins in the Scots name "Chisholm", and the variation "Chisum" is common in the south.
- Edward Scism 1920 - 1983
- Byron Scism 1915 - 1980
- Gwendolyn E Scism 1903 - 1993
- Walter C Scism 1935 - 2001
- Geraldine Scism 1911 - 1995
- Josephine D Scism 1894 - 1987
- Herschel Scism 1926 - 1972
- Richard Scism 1919 - 1977
- Frieda Scism 1896 - 1969
- Steven Scism 1954 - 1979
- Hazel E Scism 1910 - 1992
- Myrtle K Scism 1909 - 2002
- Elizabeth Scism 1910 - 1984
- Georgie J Scism 1941 - 2011
- Harold Scism 1895 - 1967
- Grace E Scism 1917 - 1999
- Forrest Scism 1931 - 1976
- John Scism
- Anne V Scism 1934 - 2005
- William A Scism 1942 - 2007
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