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Where is the Shiel family from?
You can see how Shiel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shiel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shiel families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Shiel families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Shiel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Shiel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shiel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shiel. 18% of Shiel men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Shiel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shiel were Truck Driver and Teacher.