Named after lands of the same name near Erdom in Berwickshire, it is believed the origin of the Nisbet name comes from a geographical feature in the landscape such as a nosed shape hill or a nose-shaped bend.
The clan would go on to establish themselves in the region and eventually settled at their historic clan seat, Nisbet House. The house was originally built in the 12th century and was sold by the Nisbet family in 1652. It is still standing today, albeit under different ownership.
The current clan chief of Clan Nisbet is Mark Nesbitt of that Ilk.