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Shiel Early Origins



The surname Shiel 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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Shiel Spelling Variations


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Shiel 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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Shiel Early History


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Shiel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shiel 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 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)



Another 29 words (2 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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Shiel In Ireland


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Shiel In Ireland



Some of the Shiel 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:

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
  • John Shiel (b. 1917), English former professional footballer who played from 1936 to 1939
  • Derek Shiel, Irish-born, London-based painter, sculptor, writer, and film-maker
  • 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: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.


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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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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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