Shied Family History

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Shied Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Child, Shield, Fried, Hild, Thiel, Thiem, Shier, Lied, Hier, Hind

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Shied Family Origin

Where is the Shied family from?

Shied Family Occupations

What did your Shied ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shied occupation in the USA was Carraige Painter. 20% of Shied's were Carraige Painters. Carraige Painter, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shied. A less common occupation for the Shied family was Keeping House.

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  • Carraige Painter

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Shied Historical Records

What Shied family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 524 census records available for the last name Shied. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shied 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 Shied

Passenger List

There are 25 immigration records available for the last name Shied. 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 50 military records available for the last name Shied. For the veterans among your Shied ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shied Life Expectancy

What is the average Shied lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shied 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shied

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