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Sheild Early Origins



The surname Sheild was first found in Berwickshire where the name was local in origin. The Middle English version of the name was "schele" or "skali" which was "used first of a shepherd's summer-hut or small house." This distinguished Clan took their name from the reivers small houses or huts which abounded on the eastern English/Scottish border. Robbie Burns included the line "the swallow jinkin around my shiel." North Shields and South Shields located on the north bank of the River Tyne and the mouth of the same river date back to 1225-1245, but there is no record of any relationship to the surname.

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Sheild Spelling Variations


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Sheild Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shiel, Shiell, Shiels, Shiells, Sheil, Sheill, Sheils, Sheills, Shield, Shields, O'Shiel, O'Shields and many more.

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Sheild Early History


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Sheild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheild research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, 1403, 1515, 1702, 1707, 1783, 1660, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Sheild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheild Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheild Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheild In Ireland


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Sheild In Ireland



Some of the Sheild family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Sheild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Sheild, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Walter Sheild, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Sheild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roger Sheild, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Elizabeth Sheild settled in Charles Town South Carolina in 1772
  • Elizabeth Sheild, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Samuel Sheild, who landed in Virginia in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheild (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheild (post 1700)



  • Rexford M. Sheild (1889-1982), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 8th District, 1945-48, 1953-56; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1948
  • Frank W. Sheild, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1893-97, 1913-22

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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: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Sheild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheild 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 22 October 2015 at 11:35.

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