Sheilds Family History

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Sheilds Name Meaning

Irish, English, and Scottish: variant spelling of Shields.

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


Similar surnames: Sheils, Shields, Neild, Shead, Hails, Shilts, Neils, Hinds, Sheil

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Sheilds Family Origin

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Sheilds Family Occupations

What did your Sheilds ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheilds. A less common occupation for the Sheilds family was Farm Laborer. The most common Sheilds occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Sheilds's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Sheilds Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Sheilds

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sheilds. 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 Sheilds. For the veterans among your Sheilds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheilds Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheilds lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Sheilds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sheilds in 1966 was 81, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheilds

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheilds ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Sheilds Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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