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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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You can see how O'shields families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'shields family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 33 O'shields families living in South Carolina. This was about 61% of all the recorded O'shields's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of O'shields families in 1880.
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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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