Shield Family History

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Shield Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld). English: topographic name for someone who lived near the shallow part of a river, from Middle English scheld ‘shallow place’ (Old English sceldu, scieldu). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail ‘descendant of Siadhal’ (see Shields).

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


Similar surnames: Shields, Child, Schild, Hill, Field, Shedd, Shiel, Shell, Schied

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Shield Family Origin

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Shield Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shield ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Shield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 9% of Shield's were Coal Miner s. A less common occupation for the Shield family was Annuitant. Coal Miner , Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shield.

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Shield Historical Records

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Shield Life Expectancy

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Famous Shield Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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