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Multiple Origins for the Surname Shiels


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.

Shiels Early Origins



The surname Shiels 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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Shiels Spelling Variations


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Shiels 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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Shiels Early History


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Shiels Early History



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

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Shiels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shiels 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 Shiels 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:

Shiels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shiels, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shiels Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Shiels, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1844

Shiels Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Shiels, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  • William Shiels, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Alice Shiels, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Srah Shiels, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Shiels Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Shiels, aged 20, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872
  • Sarah Shiels, aged 22, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872
  • Jeremiah Shiels, aged 28, a ploughman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shiels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shiels (post 1700)



  • George Franklin Shiels (1863-1943), American surgeon, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Brendan Ian "Brush" Shiels (b. 1946), Irish musician from Dublin
  • Kenny Shiels (b. 1956), Northern Irish former football player and current manager
  • Paul Shiels (b. 1980), Irish footballer
  • Dean Andrew Shiels (b. 1985), Northern Irish footballer
  • Peter Shiels (b. 1973), Australian retired rugby league footballer
  • Sir Thomas Drummond Shiels MC (1881-1953), Scottish Labour politician
  • Liam Shiels (b. 1991), Australian rules footballer
  • William Shiels (1848-1904), Australian colonial politician, the 16th Premier of Victoria

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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The Shiels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shiels 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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