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Origins of the Short surname

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About the Shorts

We have a total number of 143365 records for people with the last name Short.

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Alternative variations of the name Short

Short, Shorte, Shart, Chort, Shorts

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Where do most Shorts live?

In 1921, most Shorts lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Shorts

How common is your surname?

354th most common surname in the UK

We have 121,000 records for the Short surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Shorts most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Shorts.

What are the most common Short first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Short family members

Common jobs for Shorts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Shorts in 1921
Dressmaker

595

Laundress

316

Domestic Servant

307

General Servant Domestic

228

House Servant

213

Common Male occupations for Shorts in 1921
Coal Miner

669

Agricultural Labourer

495

General Labourer

354

Farm Labourer

351

Carpenter

300

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