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Multiple Origins for the Surname Shiel


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.

Shiel Early Origins



The surname Shiel 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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Shiel Spelling Variations


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Shiel 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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Shiel Early History


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Shiel Early History



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

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Shiel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shiel 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 Shiel 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:

Shiel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry C Shiel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Shiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Shiel, who landed in Mississippi in 1833

Shiel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Shiel was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Shiel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shiel, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Mary Shiel, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Shiel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shiel, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Thomas Shiel, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • George Shiel, aged 44, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Andrew Shiel, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"
  • Martin Shiel, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

Shiel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Shiel, aged 41, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shiel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shiel (post 1700)



  • George Knox Shiel (1825-1893), Irish-born, American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1861-1863)
  • George Knox Shiel (1825-1893), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Oregon at-large, 1861-63
  • Derek Shiel, Irish-born, London-based painter, sculptor, writer, and film-maker
  • John Shiel (b. 1917), English former professional footballer who played from 1936 to 1939
  • Matthew Phipps "M.P." Shiel (1865-1947), born with the surname "Shiell, " British writer of West Indian descent, best known for his novel "The Purple Cloud"
  • Dylan Anthony Shiel (b. 1993), Australian rules footballer

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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The Shiel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shiel 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.

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