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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

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Shorten Family Occupations

What did your Shorten ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labr

    3%
  • Baker

    3%

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

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Shorten Historical Records

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Shorten Life Expectancy

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