If you are conducting some Shields family history research then you can view the Shields coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Shields surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Shiels and Shields in
Ireland both derive from the native
Gaelic O'Siadhail Sept that was
located in Donegal, Down and Offaly.
It is in these Counties that the
majority of descendants can
still be found.
The Sept was renowned for their
skill as physicians.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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