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Shortell Name Meaning

Irish: re-Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartal, Soirtéil, Gaelicized forms of the English surname Shorthals. This was taken to Ireland in the reign of King Edward I. It was originally a nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’ + halse ‘neck’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shortall, Shorter, Short, Mortell, Shorten, Showell, Hartell, Thorell

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Shortell Family Origin

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Shortell Family Occupations

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  • Student

    50%
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Clerk

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shortell family was Clerk. Student, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shortell. The most common Shortell occupation in Canada was Student. 50% of Shortell's were Students.

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Shortell Historical Records

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Shortell Life Expectancy

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