Last name: SHORT

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SHORT : This last name is indexed 234,792 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHORT : 1: English: nickname for a short person from Middle English short ‘short’ (Old English sceort).2: English: topographic name for someone who lived at a detached or cut-off piece of land (Middle English shorte shirte from Old English scierte scerte scyrte) or else a habitational name from a place so named such as Shoart in Harbeldown (Kent) and Shuart in Saint Nicholas at Wade (Kent). Compare Shorter.3: Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac an Gheairr Mac an Ghirr ‘son of the short man’ (see McGirr).4: Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kurz.

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