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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), who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850

Sheil Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Sheil, aged 20, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheil (post 1700)



  • Dennis R. Sheil, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1875
  • Bernard James Sheil (1888-1969), American Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop of Chicago
  • Walter N. "Wally" Sheil (1929-2002), American education administrator and politician
  • 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


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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



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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