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Short Surname History

Records in England found to go as far back as 1400's to a Robert Shorte in Gillingham, Dorset, England

Short Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Totnes , Devon, ENgland (/ˈtɒtnɨs/ or /tɒtˈnɛs/) is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is about 22 miles (35 km) south of the city of Exeter and is the administrative centre of the South Hams District Council. Totnes has a long recorded history, dating back to AD 907 when its first castle was built; it was already an important market town by the 12th century. Indications of its former wealth and importance are given by the number of merchants' houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Short Meaning & Etymology

Very simply the Shorte / Short ancestors were of very short stature. Men under 5'5" and women under 5' were not uncommon in the Short Family of Totnes, England that immigrated to Newbury, Massahchusetts in 1635.

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