Short Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’. Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr ‘son of the short man’ (see McGirr).

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


Similar surnames: Shera, Sword, Shortt, Shore, Horn, Shorty, Shorb, Scott, Shott

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Short Family Origin

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Short Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Short family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Short. The most common Short occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Short's were Coal Miners.

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Short Historical Records

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Short Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Short life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Short in 1941 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Short

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