Shiell Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Shiell Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Shield 3.

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

Similar surnames: Shiel, Shiels, Shield, Sheil, Shely, Shier, Shields, Shall, Stiel

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Shiell Family Origin

Where is the Shiell family from?

Shiell Family Occupations

What did your Shiell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Shiell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shiell family was Laborer. Farmer, Bookkeeper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiell.

View Census data for Shiell | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Bookkeeper

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Shiell Historical Records

What Shiell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shiell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shiell

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shiell. 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.

View all Shiell immigration records

Draft Card

There are 603 military records available for the last name Shiell. For the veterans among your Shiell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Shiell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Shiell family history.

Shiell Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shiell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shiell in 1958 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiell 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.

Famous Shiell Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name