Shield Family History

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Shield Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld). English: topographic name for someone who lived near the shallow part of a river, from Middle English scheld ‘shallow place’ (Old English sceldu, scieldu). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail ‘descendant of Siadhal’ (see Shields).

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


Similar surnames: Shields, Child, Schild, Hill, Field, Shedd, Shiel, Shell, Schied

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Shield Family Origin

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Shield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shield. The most common Shield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Shield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shield family was Farm Laborer.

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Shield Historical Records

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Shield Life Expectancy

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Famous Shield Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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