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Where is the Shiels family from?
You can see how Shiels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shiels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shiels families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 3 Shiels families living in Indiana. This was about 43% of all the recorded Shiels's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Shiels families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shiels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shiels. 20% of Shiels men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Shiels women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shiels were Clerk and Housewife.