Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced form of O’Shields, an alternative
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail ‘descendant of
- Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a pair of places in Northumberland and County
Durham (now both in Tyne and Wear) called North and South Shields,
named with Middle English schele ‘shed’, ‘hut’, ‘shelter’.
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