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Multiple Origins for the Surname Sheil


Irish


This name was anglicized from Ó Siadhail in Gaelic, meaning an 'ancestor of Siadhail' (the prefix O denotes 'grandfather of'). Siadhail has been translated to mean 'sloth' or 'sluggishness'. As this name is descriptive of its original bearer, it is considered to be a nickname. However, many Irish of this name originally came from England or Scotland where the name Shields is derived from an Old English word meaning 'shed' or 'hut' - a somewhat more flattering meaning.

Sheil Early Origins



The surname Sheil was first found in the Ulster region counties of Donegal, Derry, Antrim and Down. This family are reputed to be descendents of the great King Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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Sheil Spelling Variations


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Sheil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shiel, Sheilles, Sheild, Sheill, Sheels, Sheils, Sheil, Shield, Shields, Shieles, Shiels, Shiells, Shielles, Shiell, Sheills, Sheilds and many more.

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Sheil Early History


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Sheil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheil research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1545, 1677, 1745, 1693, 1698, 1800, 1879, 1886 and 1949 are included under the topic Early Sheil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Luke O'Shiell (1677-1745), Irish Jacobite, born in Dublin who emigrated to Nantes, France after the Irish defeat, father of Mary O'Shiell, a French-Irish businessperson in Nantes and her sisters Agnés O'Shiell and Anne O'Shiell, founder of the family manor of the O'Shiell...

Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sheil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence, Catherine, and Jane Sheil (l) settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850

Sheil Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Sheil, aged 20, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheil (post 1700)



  • Bernard James Sheil (1888-1969), American Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop of Chicago
  • Walter N. "Wally" Sheil (1929-2002), American education administrator and politician
  • Dennis R. Sheil, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1875
  • Edward Sheil (1851-1915), Irish nationalist politician
  • Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851), Irish politician, writer and orator
  • Ainslie Glenister Ross Sheil (b. 1933), Australian rugby union player
  • Norman Sheil (b. 1932), retired English racing cyclist
  • Kate Sheil, Australian stage and television actress
  • Laurence Bonaventure Sheil (1815-1872), Australian clergyman and the third Bishop of Adelaide
  • Glenister Fermoy Sheil (1929-2008), Australian politician

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Sheil Historic Events


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Sheil Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael S. Sheil, English Saloon Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omne solum forti patria
Motto Translation: Every land is a native country to a brave man


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Sheil Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Sheil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheil Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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