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Short Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’. Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr ‘son of the short man’ (see McGirr).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Shera, Sword, Shortt, Shore, Horn, Shorty, Shorb, Scott, Shott