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Shorten Family History

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

63,194 Historical Documents with Shorten on Ancestry.com
18,266 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,439 Military Records
1,304 Immigration Records
12,538 Census and Voter Lists
29,647 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shorten Families

  • Number of Shorten families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shorten families
     107 - 212
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shorten last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shorten census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Shorten Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shorten families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Shorten Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shorten families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shorten

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shorten Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shorten census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shorten ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Shorten Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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