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Shiel Surname Origin

(Locality). A river and loch or lake, in the south-west of Inverness-shire, Scotland. Shiels were shepherd's huts, a term used by the Northumbrian Saxons, to denote the temporary shelters of shepherds.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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