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Sheilds Early Origins



The surname Sheilds 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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Sheilds Spelling Variations


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Sheilds 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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Sheilds Early History


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Sheilds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheilds 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 Sheilds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheilds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheilds Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sheilds In Ireland


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Sheilds In Ireland



Some of the Sheilds 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:

Sheilds Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Sheilds settled in Montserrat in 1685

Sheilds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Sheilds, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1804

Sheilds Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Sheilds, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Bernard Sheilds, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Sheilds, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheilds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheilds (post 1700)



  • Marsha Ann Sheilds, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1972
  • Wentworth Francis Wentworth- Sheilds (1867-1944), English-born, Australian Anglican Bishop of Armidale
  • Francis Webb Sheilds, British-born, Australian early civil engineer on the Sydney Railway Company in the mid 1800s

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Sheilds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheilds 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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