Last Name SHIELDS

Summary/Contribute


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.


Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.


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