O'shields Family History

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O'shields Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siaghail (modern Irish Ó Siáil) ‘descendant of Siadhal’, a well-attested personal name of unknown derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Shields, Shield, O'shea, Deshields, Oshel, Michiels, Ohnemus, Hils

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O'shields Family Origin

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O'shields Family Occupations

What did your O'shields ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'shields. The most common O'shields occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of O'shields's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the O'shields family was Taileriss.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Housekeeper

    9%
  • Taileriss

    9%

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O'shields Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O'shields. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'shields census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name O'shields. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name O'shields. For the veterans among your O'shields ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'shields Life Expectancy

What is the average O'shields lifespan?

Between 1984 and 2000, in the United States, O'shields life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for O'shields in 1984 was 35, and 26 in 2000.

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