Shiels Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Shiels Family History


Shiels Family History


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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Shiels Coat of Arms


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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