Shortt Family History

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Shortt Name Meaning

English and Scottish (now mainly found in Ireland): variant spelling of Short.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Short, Shorts, Shorty, Shirts, Slott, Smartt, Shutt, Hort, Scott

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Shortt Family Origin

Where is the Shortt family from?

Shortt Family Occupations

What did your Shortt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shortt. A less common occupation for the Shortt family was At Home. The most common Shortt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Shortt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • At Home

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shortt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shortt Historical Records

What Shortt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shortt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shortt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shortt

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shortt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shortt. For the veterans among your Shortt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shortt Life Expectancy

What is the average Shortt lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Shortt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Shortt in 1943 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shortt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shortt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Shortt Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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