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Origin and popularity of the name SHIELDS

Origin

Shields : 1: English: variant of Shield 1 (and perhaps occasionally 2 3 and 4) with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form the surname may also be topographic for someone who lived in or near some huts or habitational from a place so named such as North Shields (Northumberland) and South Shields (Durham) though these are unlikely to be the main sources of the surname.2: Irish: shortened form of O'Shields an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail; see Shiel.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name SHIELDS

    SCHIELD SHIELD SHIEL SCHIELDS SHEILDS SHIELS