The name Shortis is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a person who was given the nickname
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.
Early Origins of the Shortis family
The surname Shortis was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Shortis family
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Shortis Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Shortis has undergone many spelling variations
, including Shorthouse, Shortus, Shorthose, Shortis and others.
Early Notables of the Shortis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shortis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shortis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael Shortis, who settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1845 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0