Shiel Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Shield 2. Irish: variant of Shields.

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


Similar surnames: Shiels, Shield, Shiell, Shier, Shirer, Shely, Schiel, Shiu, Shimel

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Shiel Family Origin

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Shiel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Shiel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shiel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiel. A less common occupation for the Shiel family was Carpenter.

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Shiel Historical Records

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Shiel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Shiel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shiel in 1962 was 76, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiel

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