Jean Shield

about 1675–1735 (Age 60)
Somerset, Maryland, United States

The Life of Jean

When Jean Shield was born about 1675, in Somerset, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Shiells, was 32 and her mother, Alice Major, was 33. She married Moor about 1695, in Somerset, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1735, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 60.

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Jean Shield
Marriage: about 1695
Robert Moor
John Moor

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about 1695
Somerset, Maryland, United States


    Robert Moor


    John Moor


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Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld ‘shield’ (Old English scild, sceld).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near the shallow part of a river, from Middle English scheld ‘shallow place’ (Old English sceldu, scieldu).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Siadhail‘descendant of Siadhal’ ( see Shields ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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