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.

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