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 last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

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...

Surnames that make great first names

We do not really know what surnames will make great first name. It is just highly subjective. What we can tell you is what last names historically been used as first name. We do not know if they will be great. We just know they have been at some time...


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