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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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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shortell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Labourer

    25%
  • Foreman Coal Heaver

    8%
  • Groom Unemployed

    8%
  • House Decorator Master Employing 26 Men 6 Boys

    8%

In 1881, the most common Shortell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 25% of Shortell's were Labourers. Labourer, Foreman Coal Heaver and Groom Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shortell. A less common occupation for the Shortell family was House Decorator Master Employing 26 Men 6 Boys.

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Shortell Historical Records

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Shortell Life Expectancy

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