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Shorthouse is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who was given the nickname of Short-hose, due to the fact that this individual wore half hose which reached the top of the knee, rather than covering the whole leg. This nickname was given to Sir Thomas Woodcock, Lord Mayor of London in 1405 for this very reason.

Shorthouse Early Origins



The surname Shorthouse was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Shorthouse Spelling Variations


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Shorthouse Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Shorthouse has appeared include Shorthouse, Shortus, Shorthose, Shortis and others.

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Shorthouse Early History


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Shorthouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shorthouse research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1505 is included under the topic Early Shorthouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shorthouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shorthouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shorthouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Shorthouse arrived in North America very early:

Shorthouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Shorthouse who arrived in Philadelphia in 1797

Shorthouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shorthouse arrived in New York in 1822
  • Samuel Shorthouse, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shorthouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shorthouse (post 1700)



  • Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903), English novelist, best remembered for his first book "John Inglesant"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Shorthouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shorthouse Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 14:45.

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