When Jeremiah Peter Shields was born on 3 November 1880, in Tehachapi, Kern, California, United States, his father, Jeremiah A Shields, was 37 and his mother, Catherine Marie Shields, was 38. He married Lillian Elizabeth Bowman on 26 May 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States in 1940 and Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1950. He died on 17 July 1963, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.
English: variant of Shield 1 (and perhaps occasionally 2, 3, and 4) with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived in or near some huts, or habitational, from a place so named, such as North Shields (Northumberland) and South Shields (Durham), though these are unlikely to be the main sources of the surname.
Irish: shortened form of O'Shields , an alternative Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail; see Shiel .