Shortell Family History
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Shortell Name Meaning
Irish: re-Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartal, Soirtéil, Gaelicized forms of the English surname Shorthals. This was taken to Ireland in the reign of King Edward I. It was originally a nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’ + halse ‘neck’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press