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Shorter Name Meaning

English: from the comparative form of Middle English schort ‘short’, hence a distinguishing nickname for the shorter of two closely associated people with the same personal name (for example, members of the same household).

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


Similar surnames: Short, Sorter, Hoster, Horter, Porter, Storer, Shorey, Souter, Shorty

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Shorter Family Origin

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Shorter Family Occupations

What did your Shorter ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Gardener

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shorter. A less common occupation for the Shorter family was Gardener. The most common Shorter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Shorter's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Shorter Historical Records

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Shorter Life Expectancy

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