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Early Origins of the Shortland family


The surname Shortland was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Robert de Schirlande held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Shortland family


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Shortland Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shoreland, Shorland, Shopland, Shawland, Shorlan, Sherland, Shirland, Schawland, Shaweland, Sh Ireland and many more.

Early Notables of the Shortland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shortland family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shortland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Shortland, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Rich Shortland, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Shortland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shortland, who arrived in New York in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Shortland, who settled in New York in 1817

Shortland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Willoughby Shortland, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • E Shortland, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Shortland (post 1700)


  • Edward Shortland (1812-1893), English-born, New Zealand doctor, administrator, scholar and linguist, brother of Willoughby Shortland
  • Gary John Shortland (b. 1976), English professional ice dancer
  • Cate Shortland (b. 1968), Australian ADG Award, AFI Award, FCCA Award and IF Award winning writer and director of film and television from Temora, New South Wales
  • Commander Willoughby Shortland RN (1804-1869), British naval officer and colonial administrator, 1st Colonial Secretary of New Zealand (1841-1843), President of the island of Nevis and later Governor of Tobago
  • Ryan Shortland (b. 1986), New Zealand rugby union player
  • John Shortland (1739-1803), British naval officer
  • Lieutenant John Shortland (1769-1810), British naval officer, master's mate on the Sirius when the First Fleet sailed for Australia, eponym of Shortland, New South Wales and the Shortland Islands

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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