When Eliza Shields was born on 4 June 1885, in Spring Garden, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Augustine S Shields, was 31 and her mother, Fannie Green Allen, was 25. She lived in Chatham District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 27 January 1963, in Bristol, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.
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 .
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