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Shortland Early Origins



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.

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Shortland Spelling Variations


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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.

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Shortland Early History


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Shortland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shortland research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Shortland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shortland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shortland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shortland 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shortland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Shortland, who came to Virginia in 1654
  • Rich Shortland, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Shortland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shortland, who arrived in New York in 1817
  • Thomas Shortland, who settled in New York in 1817

Shortland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shortland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shortland (post 1700)



  • Edward Shortland (1812-1893), English-born, New Zealand doctor, administrator, scholar and ling Uist, 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Shortland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shortland 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 28 August 2014 at 19:29.

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