Last name: SHIELD

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SHIELD : This last name is indexed 22,590 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHIELD : 1: English: from Middle English s(c)held ‘hut’ (Old English sceld ‘shield’ in the sense ‘protection shelter’) synonymous with the word in Shell 2 but found across England.2: English: habitational name from one or more places called from Old English sceldu ‘shallow (water)’ perhaps including Shell Farm in Soham (Cambridgeshire).3: English: nickname perhaps for an armorer from Middle English sheld(e) shield(e) ‘shield’ (Old English scild sceld).4: English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Schild Scheld (Old English Sceld from sceld ‘shield’).5: Irish: variant of Shiel.

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