Shorten Family History

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Shorten Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartáin, a variant of Soirtéil (see Shortell).

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


Similar surnames: Shortell, Short, Horten, Shurden, Holten, Slotten, Shorter, Soren

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Shorten Family Origin

Where is the Shorten family from?

Shorten Family Occupations

What did your Shorten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shorten occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Shorten's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Agricultural Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shorten. A less common occupation for the Shorten family was Baker.

View Census data for Shorten | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labr

    3%
  • Baker

    3%

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

Shorten Historical Records

What Shorten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shorten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shorten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Shorten

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shorten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shorten. For the veterans among your Shorten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shorten Life Expectancy

What is the average Shorten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Shorten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shorten in 1960 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shorten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shorten ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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