Shieles Family History

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Shieles 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, Wheeles, Thielges, Whiles, Thielen, Thiele, Shiels, Chiles

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Shieles Family Origin

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Shieles Family Occupations

What did your Shieles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shieles occupation in the USA was Dress Making. 100% of Shieles's were Dress Makings.

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  • Dress Making


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

Shieles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 162 census records available for the last name Shieles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shieles 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 18 immigration records available for the last name Shieles. 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 11 military records available for the last name Shieles. For the veterans among your Shieles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shieles Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shieles 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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