The Clan/Sept History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Shiel, Shiell, Shiels, Shiells,
Sheil, Sheill, Sheils, Sheills, Shield, Shields, O'Shiel, O'Shields and many
First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were:
Reverend Archibald Shields who led the first Virginian settlement also held
estates in Jamaica. Thomas Shield settled in Virginia in 1638; Walter Shield
settled there in 1650.
Motto Translated: He conquers who endures.
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