Shieds Family History

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Shieds 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: Shields, Thiers, Thies, Hiers, Thiess, Shiers, Thiede, Hinds, Shiels

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Shieds Family Origin

Where is the Shieds family from?

Shieds Family Occupations

What did your Shieds ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shieds occupation in the USA was Engineer. 33% of Shieds's were Engineers. Engineer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shieds. A less common occupation for the Shieds family was Painter.

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  • Engineer

  • Keeping House

  • Painter


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

Shieds Historical Records

What Shieds family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 523 census records available for the last name Shieds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shieds 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Shieds. 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 32 military records available for the last name Shieds. For the veterans among your Shieds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shieds Life Expectancy

What is the average Shieds lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shieds 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.

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