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The name Shortridge is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person of "short council" derived from the Old English words scoeri + roed. The name may also have been derived from physical characteristics as in short. In this case the surname Shortridge can be traced back to the Old English word sceort which means short. The original bearer would have been known as the short one, because of his low stature. As height is one of the most easily distinguished features of a person, names derived from this aspect of a person's physique are by no means rare.

Shortridge Early Origins



The surname Shortridge was first found in Essex where Simon Shortrad(e) was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1274. Some of the family moved to Yorkshire where in 1327, the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire list a similar spelling of the name. Thomas de Shortrig was listed in 1330 and later Henry de Shortrugg was listed in 1333.

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Shortridge Spelling Variations


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Shortridge Spelling Variations



Shortridge has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Shortridge have been found, including Shortridge, Shortrig, Shortrick, Shortrigg, Shortreed and many more.

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Shortridge Early History


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Shortridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shortridge research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1592, 1689, 1684 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Shortridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shortridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shortridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shortridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Shortridges to arrive on North American shores:

Shortridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeffrey Shortridge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [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)

Shortridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. W Shortridge, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Fred. H. Shortridge, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • E. Mabel Shortridge, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1895
  • May A. Shortridge, aged 58, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Shortridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Shortridge, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1905
  • L. Ellen Shortridge, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Ellen Shortridge, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Fanny Shortridge, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Thomas Shortridge, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shortridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shortridge (post 1700)



  • Tom Shortridge, American award-winning video producer for NASA
  • Abram C. Shortridge, American school superintendent, eponym of Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Clara Shortridge Foltz (1849-1934), American first female lawyer on the West Coast, sister of Samuel M. Shortridge, eponym of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Los Angeles
  • Jennie Shortridge (b. 1959), American best-selling novelist and off-and-on musician
  • Eli C. D. Shortridge (1830-1908), American politician
  • Stephen Shortridge (b. 1953), American actor who has appeared in more than 20 film and television projects
  • Samuel Morgan Shortridge (1861-1952), American Republican Senator
  • Sir Jon Shortridge KCB (b. 1947), British Civil Servant, Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Office in 1999

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  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)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Shortridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shortridge 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.

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