Shiells Family History

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Shiells 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, Hills, Shiels, Shiell, Hill, Hell, Helle, Hils, Shield

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Shiells Family Origin

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Shiells Family Occupations

What did your Shiells ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiells occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Shiells's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Shiells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shiells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiells 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Shiells. 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 297 military records available for the last name Shiells. For the veterans among your Shiells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiells Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiells lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Shiells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shiells in 1954 was 51, and 81 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiells 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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