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Last Name SHIELDS

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Meaning Local: Of Shieldsm i.e. North Shields, a seaport and market-town, county Northumberland.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 623 (2000 US census) 580 (1990 US census)
Count 49,556 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 78.28%, or 38792 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 17.26%, or 8553 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.42%, or 208 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.03%, or 510 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.53%, or 758 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.47%, or 728 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

American Surnames

One could claim that American surnames are very straightforward to describe and identify. Due to the way this country was formed, having people coming here from all over the world, the surnames simply represent all those people of different nationalities. So, we are don...

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...


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