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Shield Early Origins



The surname Shield 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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Shield Spelling Variations


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Shield 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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Shield Early History


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Shield Early History



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

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Shield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Shield In Ireland


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Shield In Ireland



Some of the Shield 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:

Shield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Shield settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Walter Shield settled in America in 1650
  • George Shield, who landed in Maryland in 1660
  • William Shield, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • Daniel Shield, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jahan Nickell Shield, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Samuel Shield, who arrived in Virginia in 1775

Shield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Terence Shield, aged 34, landed in New York in 1812
  • Francis Shield, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William J Shield, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Henrich Shield, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Henry Shield, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Shield, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

Shield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Shield arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crusader" in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shield (post 1700)



  • William B. Shield, American politician, Postmaster at Middletown, Delaware, 1796-99
  • Richard Shield, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1981, 1988
  • Richard Shield, American politician, Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916
  • James M. Shield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1860

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Shield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shield 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 6 December 2015 at 17:40.

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